It has long since been a tradition in American politics for the newly elected president to get a photo-op with the current president. This is especially the case when the two presidents are from different parties. This symbolizes the unity and the notion that when it's all said and done it's not about what party you are from, we are all Americans and we should work together for a brighter future for America.

The Wall Street Journal, however, just reported that Obama doesn't seem to feel the same sentiment and cancelled his scheduled photo-op with President-elect Donald Trump while he was visiting the White House on Thursday.

At this point it shouldn't come as a surprise that Obama doesn't hold Trump in very high regards. The two have vastly different platforms and Trump poses a major threat to Obama's legacy.

This still doesn't give Obama any excuse for such a nasty historical move.

Despite all this, Trump came out and said that he felt that the meeting between him and Obama went well, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.

"We discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties," Trump said. "I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel."

Surprisingly enough, a similar sentiment was echoed by Obama, who also seemed to be happy with their talk.

"I have been very encouraged by the interest by President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces," said Obama. "I believe that it is important for all regardless of party and regardless of political preferences to now come together."

Obama stated that his mission now is "to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful."

We'll see if these are just words or if he actually means what he said.

Please share this on Facebook if you think it was more than a little tacky for Obama to cancel the photo-op.

Source: Conservative Tribune

 

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