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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 'reassured by Trump's tone' in White House meeting

Serving President Barack Obama has been "reassured" following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, a White House spokesman has said.

In a briefing with journalists, Josh Earnest said Mr Obama "found reassuring" the "kind of tone" used by Mr Trump in the meeting.

"It doesn't mean they agree on all the issues - they obviously have deep disagreements," he said.

"but what they do agree on is a commitment to a smooth and effective transition and that's a good thing for the country."

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