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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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Obama and Trump aim for smooth handover of power

  • Video report by ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore

US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have both stressed the need for a smooth and calm handover of power as they met face-to-face for the first time.

After a meeting at the White House, which must have been slightly awkward given their previous harsh words during a bitter campaign, Mr Trump and Mr Obama were able to hide any animosity and spoke of their mutual respect.

"President Obama came away from the meeting with renewed confidence in the commitment of the President-elect to engage in an effective, smooth transition," White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, told a news briefing.

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