successor Donald Trump in the Oval Office for
talks aimed at ensuring a smooth transition of
Mr Trump will become the 45th US president
after securing a surprise victory over Hillary
Mr Obama mounted a fierce campaign to
prevent Mr Trump from winning the White
House, branding him "unfit" for office.
But the president has now urged all Americans
to accept the result of Tuesday's election.
"We are now all rooting for his success in
uniting and leading the country," Barack Obama
said of Mr Trump.
Despite Mr Obama's calls for unity and Mrs
Clinton telling supporters Mr Trump must be
given a "chance to lead," his victory has
sparked protests in several US states.
Hundreds of Anti-Trump demonstrators in New
York staged a march on Trump Tower in
Manhattan on Wednesday evening, voicing their
opposition to Mr Trump's policies on
immigration, gay rights and reproductive rights.
Police earlier erected concrete barriers and
other security measures outside the 5th Avenue
skyscraper, which is likely to be Mr Trump's
headquarters during the transition to power.
There were also reports of protesters blocking
the entrance to Trump Towerin Chicago on
Wednesday evening, chanting: "No Trump, No
KKK, No Fascists USA" and "Not my president!"