President Obama called for calm, saying that he was heartened by what he heard from Mr Trump in a direct phone call and in Mr Trump's victory speech before supporters. Obama called the meeting "excellent", and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president's "counsel".
But according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Obama maintains that Trump is unqualified to be president: "The president's views haven't changed", Earnest said when asked about the president's stance on Trump. On November 8, much to the surprise of experts, a majority of USA voters passed on the politically savvy Hillary Clinton, and instead opted for the business savvy Donald Trump, to be the 45 President of the United States. Voters chose the president, and, in this election, they chose Donald Trump. "I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward", she implored. "You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been the biggest honor for me", she told the crowd. He'll govern with Congress fully under Republican control and lead a country deeply divided by his rancorous campaign against Clinton. "We talked about some of the organizational issues in setting up the White House".
In good news, Trump didn't scream "WRONG" into a microphone, instead he appeared subdued when making his statement.
Addressing stricken staff and voters at a New York City hotel, Clinton urged acceptance of Trump's stunning win after a campaign that appeared poised until election day to make her the first woman elected United States president. As he campaigned vigorously for Clinton in the race's final days, Obama said he was confident that if Americans showed up to vote, they'd choose against electing the billionaire former reality TV star with no formal government experience.
That's if everything goes as the Republican nominee has promised during his insurgent presidential campaign. The candidate who receives a state's popular vote receives all that state's electors (again, except for in ME and Nebraska), so while Clinton earned more votes, they were concentrated in fewer states and ones that she had already shored up, such as California and NY.