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After rancor, Obama and Trump meet at White House

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>> Renegotiate NAFTA.>> Well, this is awkward. President Obama welcoming Donald Trump to the White House Thursday in their first public step toward a peaceful transition of power. The pair have had almost no previous one-on-one contact. In fact it was Donald Trump who, as early as 2011, spearheaded the Birther movement questioning Obama's U.S. citizenship.
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Clinging to this proven lie for years and refusing to retract it until urged to do so by members of his own party. Obama campaigned vigorously for Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, calling Trump temperamentally unfit for office, and dangerously unprepared for access to the US nuclear codes. But they will seek to put that history behind them, at least for the cameras.
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First Lady Michelle Obama, who has called Trump erratic and threatening, will meet privately with his wife Melania.>> You say.>> White House spokesman Josh Earnest explained, there's a tradition of preserving some elements of the sitting President's policies into the next administration. This time, things like Obamacare, the nuclear deal with Iran and US participation in the Paris climate agreement.
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But Earnest added, quote, I don't know whether or not that will fly in this case.>> President-elect Trump professed to have