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President Obama, President-Elect Trump Meet At White House For The First Time

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A time to transition.

Thursday, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met in the White House to discuss the not-so-distant future.

The two men have had a combative relationship in the past, but say it is now time to put differences aside and work together.

The president-elect says he wants to hit the ground running when he moves into the White House.

President Obama says he is encouraged by the way the incoming administration says it wants to work on the issues the U.S. faces.

The key for both is to focus on the future.

"I believe that it is important for all of us, regardless of party, and regardless of political preferences, to now come together, work together to deal with the many challenges that we face," said President Obama.

The sit down was going to last 10-15 minutes, but went for almost an hour and a half.

It was the first time the pair had met.

"Mr. President, it was a great honor being with you, and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future," said President-elect Trump.

President-elect Trump says he wants to hit the ground running when he moves into the White House.

He also met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other top GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.

One of the first items on the Republican agenda is to replace the Affordable Care Act.