Donald Trump on November 10 will make his first visit to the White House since winning the U.S. presidential election, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.
Hours after Republican Trump's insurgent campaign won the race against Democrat Hillary Clinton against all expectations, Obama promised to pave a smooth transition of power for him, despite their "significant differences."
"One thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us," Obama said in remarks from the White House Rose Garden on November 9.
Obama also spoke to Democrats who voted against Trump and still have not accepted this presidency, with thousands going into the streets to register their protests.
"We're actually all on one team," Obama said. "We're not Democrats first. We're not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We're patriots first."
Trump will be sworn in on January 20 to take the reins of government from Obama, who is completing his second four-year term.
Based on reporting by dpa and AFP