After the election - Editorial

After the election

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 am

When President-elect Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama at the White House last week, most observers expected a frosty encounter, but the two emerged from the meeting with expressions of respect for one another and each other’s concerns about our country as it makes the transition to a new administration.

The civility after more than a year of hostility on the campaign trail – and half a decade of Trump denying Obama’s citizenship and thus his legitimacy as president – was refreshing and unexpected. Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s concession speech and Trump’s acceptance speech also included calls to work together.

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