The side of President Obama's Trump speech that you didn't see

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A White House staff member weeps openly as she awaits U.S. President Barack Obama's arrival to speak about the election results in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2016.

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White House staff, including Press Secretary Josh Earnest (2nd L), senior advisor Valerie Jarrett (3rd L) and Communication Director Jen Psaki (2nd R), listen as U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement on the election results at the Rose Garden of the White House November 9, 2006 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, speaks about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 9, 2016.

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Staff, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, right, listen as President Barack Obama speaks about the election results, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.

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White House staff members applaud in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, after listening to President Barack Obama speak about the election.

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Staff members listen as U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. No U.S. president put more on the line than Obama to ensure the election of his chosen successor. Now, Hillary Clinton's failure may serve as a repudiation of much of his two-term legacy.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2016.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

White House staff listen as U.S. President Barack Obama made a statement on the election results in the Rose Garden at the White House November 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States.

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House spokesman Josh Earnest speaks to reporters about the presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump from the White House in Washington November 9, 2016.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Staff members applaud as U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. No U.S. president put more on the line than Obama to ensure the election of his chosen successor. Now, Hillary Clinton's failure may serve as a repudiation of much of his two-term legacy.

(Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) walk to the Oval Office after Obama spoke about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 9, 2016.

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Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (at column) and White House staffers listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after the election of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (L) enter the Oval Office after Obama spoke about the election results that saw Donald Trump become President-elect from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2016.

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President Barack Obama made his first public remarks on Donald Trump's presidential win during a brief speech held Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden.

And while viewers around the world tuned in to watch the president speak, a photo courtesy of Washington Post staff writer David Nakamura shows a side of Obama's speech that viewers didn't see. The image shows the crowd of White House staffers looking hopelessly defeated in the aftermath of Tuesday's election.

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Nakamura says the crowd of staffers wordlessly clapped in applause for a more than a minute following Obama's remarks.

In Wednesday's speech. Obama pledged to work alongside Trump's team to ensure a seamless transition.

"The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world," he said.

He also took a few moments to praise his team for the hard work it's accomplished in the last eight years.

Related: Watch more of President Obama's speech

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