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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 writes to Trump reaffirming 'special relationship'

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Theresa May has written to formally congratulate Donald Trump on becoming US president.

The letter stressed the special relationship between Britain and America, said Downing Street.

"Her letter reaffirmed the strong ties that exist between Britain and the United States, which are based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise, and she spoke of our close partnership on trade, security and defence," the Number 10 spokesman said.

The Prime Minister said she aimed to speak with the president-elect "at the earliest possible opportunity" to discuss the "special relationship" between the US and the UK.

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