President Barack Obama met with President-elect Donald Trump Friday at the White House, and it didn’t take long for Obama to leak a negative spin on the meeting.
Obama aides reported that Trump “seemed surprised at the scope” of responsibilities of the president, according to the Wall Street Journal. Obama called for Democrats to “give Trump a chance to lead,” adding that “Trump’s success is our success.”
White House insiders also told the Journal that Trump was unaware that all of the staff at the White House would need to be replaced, but the fact that Trump staff created a website to fill over 4,000 jobs Friday means the Trump transition team knew a large number of posts would need to be filled in a relatively short time.
“The difference between President-elect Trump and a politician is that Trump puts a premium on making the right decision, not the politically expedient one,” a communications director for Trump told the Journal.
“President-elect Trump’s excellent judgment and temperament has served him well in business and in life, and he’s not going to be swayed by a bunch of political insiders responsible for filling up the swamp in the first place.”
Obama also announced he would be holding sessions to train the incoming White House staff on how to carry out day-to-day business.
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