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Live updates: Trump meets Obama at the White House

US President elect Donald Trump has met with President Barack Obama at the White House following yesterday's election victory.

Mr Trump said he had discussed "a lot of situations, including some difficulties" with the serving President - and said he looked forward to more meetings together.

In other developments:

  • Thousands of protesters across the US have taken to the streets in demonstrations against Republican Donald Trump's victory
  • Theresa May and Donald Trump held their first talks this afternoon.
  • The European Commission President said he hopes Trump will outline his position on key issues such as trade, relations with Nato and climate change "in the next few months".
  • Yesterday Hillary Clinton said Trump must be given a 'chance to lead'
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May and Trump re-affirm UK-US special relationship

Theresa May congratulated Mr Trump on his election victory Credit: PA

US President-elect Donald Trump invited Theresa May to visit "as soon as possible" as they held their first talks by telephone on Thursday afternoon.

During the call, Mrs May congratulated Mr Trump on his election victory and they also spoke about the "special" UK-US relationship.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "President-elect Trump set out his close and personal connections with, and warmth for, the UK. He said he was confident that the special relationship would go from strength to strength."

Mrs May also expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral trade and investment with the United States as Britain leaves the European Union, the spokesman added.

The call came ahead of Mr Trump's meeting with Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the handover process.

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