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Trump to meet with Obama

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016 Peter Voskamp and Anne K Walters

US president-elect Donald Trump is to make his first post-victory visit to Washington at a White House with President Barack Obama.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, US time.

Hours after the populist Trump's insurgent win became clear early Wednesday, Obama vowed a smooth transition of power despite their "significant differences."

In remarks from the White House Rose Garden, Obama reminded Americans: "We're actually all on one team."

"We're not Democrats first. We're not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We're patriots first," he said.

Trump will be sworn in on January 20 to take the reins of government from Obama, who is completing his constitutionally limited second four-year term.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest downplayed rhetoric that had sought to paint Trump as dangerously unfit for the presidency, declining to say whether Obama still believed Trump could not be trusted with the US military's nuclear launch codes.

Obama would continue to reassure US allies, Earnest said, ahead of the president's travels next week to Greece, Germany and Peru.

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