First Look: President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania are shown around their new home - the White House
Trump met President Obama earlier at the Oval Office - but they didn't resolve their differences
Published 10/11/2016 | 16:39
President-elect Donald Trump held a 90-minute meeting on Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House to discuss the transition of power after the Republican's stunning election victory.
And the meeting, which lasted longer than expected, was followed up by a grand tour of the Trump family's new home, the White House.
Donald Trump and his wife Melania were shown around the presidential mansion, with vice-president elect Mike Pence in tow.
The couple, who have a 10-year-old son named Barron together, were led to the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill to be shown the views of the Mall in front of them.
Although, the pair weren't photographed together, Michelle Obama and incoming first lady Melania Trump were said to have spoken about the challenges of raising children in the White House.
Mrs Trump's son Barron will become a teenager during President-elect Donald Trump's first term.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that is "a rather unique childhood".
He pointed out that Mrs Obama and President Barack Obama also had the experience of raising children in the White House.
Mrs Obama and Mrs Trump spoke about the experience of being a good parent under those unique circumstances, Mr Earnest said.
The two women then walked to the Oval Office to visit the president and the president-elect, he said.
Sitting next to the Democratic president in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters: "We really discussed a lot of situations, some wonderful, some difficulties." He said Obama explained "some of the great things that have been achieved," but did not elaborate.
Trump, elected on Tuesday to his first public office, said he looked forward to more meetings with Obama.
Obama said he will do everything he can to help the New York businessman succeed when he takes office on Jan. 20 and urged the country to unite to face its challenges.
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"My number-one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful," Obama said at the end of the meeting.
The White House since said that Obama and Trump did not resolve all their differences at the meeting.
The Trump family includes Donald and his wife Melania and their son, Barron (10). They will be relocating to Capitol Hill from their Fifth Avenue penthouse apartment at Trump Tower in New York.
Donald's sons; Donald Jr and Eric, and his daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany, as well as their respective families, are also expected to spend time at the White House for family gatherings.
Donald Trump Jr (38) has five children with his wife Vanessa, a former model.
Eric Trump (32) married his wife, Lara, a personal trainer, two years ago at Mar-A-Lago, the Trump Palm Beach residence.
Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have already been planning to join in on the White House family days with their own three children. Ivanka converted to Judaism after marrying Kushner, the son of a New York property developer, in 2009.
Meanwhile, Tiffany (22), the daughter of Donald and his second wife, Marla Maples, has a boyfriend who featured during the campaign, Ross Mechanic. Tiffany just graduated from college but is an aspiring model.
There should be plenty of room to sleep in the 132-room White House, but some have noted that Trump's move to Washington DC could be a downgrade from his already-luxurious lifestyle.
The Independent noted that Trump may have to downgrade to Marine One and Air Force One, leaving his own Boeing jet and helicopters parked up for security reasons.
(Additional reporting: PA and Reuters)