November 10, 2016
It’s just hit me, guys: this is actually happening in real life.
I have never seen a man so humbled as the Top Ape has just been humbled.
We have won.
President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama pledged Thursday to work together after their first-ever meeting, starting a whirlwind transition over the next 10 weeks until Trump is sworn in Jan. 20.
An hour and a-half later Trump entered the White House through the South Lawn entrance–avoiding news cameras and the eyes of the president’s staff–a group of reporters were ushered into the Oval Office, where the president and president-elect were seated in the high backed armchairs at the end of the room. In a sign of how tensions between the two politicians have not disappeared in the immediate aftermath of the election, the White House did not arrange for the traditional photo-op between the current First Couple and the incoming one, a custom that George W. Bush and his wife Laura observed when the Obamas visited the White House in 2008. Melania Trump met separately with Michelle Obama.
Wish we would have got a shot of that for our “yes, race does exist” file.
Still, Trump told reporters Thursday that he expects to work closely with Obama now and in future to seek his advice in guiding the country. He noted that a session that was supposed to last 10 to 15 minutes went on for an hour and-a-half.
“As far as I’m concerned it could have lasted a lot longer,” Trump said. “We discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties. I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.”
“Mr. President it was a great honor being with you, and I look forward to being with many more time in the future,” he added, calling Obama “a very good man.”
Mercy on vanquished enemies.
The ultimate sign of strength.
Obama, for his part, said, “I have been very encouraged by the interest by the President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces. I believe that it is important for all regardless of party and regardless of political preferences to now come together, work together to deal with the many challenges we face.”
The president noted that the men’s two wives had enjoyed spending time together Thursday morning.
It is really, really happening.
This is what we have worked for.
Finally, we are basking in the glory of our greatest victory yet.
George Washington = made proud.
But don’t get lazy, people.
The party is over tomorrow.
In fact, I am declaring the party over at midnight tonight.
We’ve still got a whole lot of Jews and other undesirables in this country.
And we need to fix that.
Full version of my gif. My first ever gif.