November 6th, 2008
02:07 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama, Bush set for Oval Office meeting

Obama and Bush are set to meet in the White House.
Obama and Bush are set to meet in the White House.

(CNN) – President-elect Barack Obama and President Bush are set to meet in the White House on Monday, a get-together both men say they are looking forward to.

“Michelle and I look forward to meeting with President Bush and the First Lady on Monday to begin the process of a smooth, effective transition," Obama said in a statement. "I thank him for reaching out in the spirit of bipartisanship that will be required to meet the many challenges we face as a nation."

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the two men will sit down in the Oval Office.

"The President and Mrs. Bush look forward to welcoming President-elect and Mrs. Obama to the White House on Monday afternoon. The Bushes will greet the Obamas, and then the President will visit with the President-elect in the Oval Office," she said. "Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Obama will meet in and tour the Private Residence. We understand that the Obama children will not be accompanying them on this visit, but we very much look forward to meeting them."

soundoff (205 Responses)
  1. Gekonge

    God bless Obama, God bless America. Indeed change has come to America

    November 6, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. tarnhows

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves! This country is supposed to be a melting pot of different people. That means different race, opinions, jobs, etc. The Obama supporters are definitely not taking the high road by wiping the noses of the McCain supporters in this victory. Your approach is not one that inspires unity.

    I also cannot stand the disrespect of our current President. President Bush is still our President and deserves the respect that is attached to that office. He is also human and makes mistakes like the rest of us. Let he who is innocent cast the first stone!

    Now for those who supported McCain, it goes both ways. We need to respect the future President as due his office. We may disagree with him, but he will be the President. I dare say don't move away as some have suggested, but pray to the LORD God Almighty!

    November 6, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Matt

    @ Marge

    Bitter bitter bitter. People shoudl be more concerned with whether he is picking THE MOST QUALIFIED people for his cabinet...not what party those people belong to or the nature of their genitalia. Grow the F- up.

    And if you had any true faith in Hillary, you'd know there's not a bus on the earth that could run her down.

    November 6, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  4. Me

    I am a Republican...voted Obama this time around...I don't think Obama is as bad as the right makes him out to be...nor Bush is as evil as the left makes him out to be....

    Bottom line is this: That we all love this country.

    Through all our differences, we have that much in common.

    So, I have no trouble in wishing all the luck to Obama and may God give him wisdom and bless him, and the U.S. as well.

    November 6, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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