Obama to host Trump in the Oval Office Thursday

US President Barack Obama (R) together with Vice President Joe Biden addresses the nation publicly for the first time since the shock election of Donald Trump as his successor, on November 9, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
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  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump
    45th President of the United States
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    Barack Obama
    44th president of the United States

Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will welcome his successor Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, for talks aiming at ensuring a smooth transition of power, the White House announced.

Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in a shock upset on Election Day, was to meet with Obama at 11:00 am (1600 GMT), with brief comments to the media at the end of the talks.

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