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The day after the election, current President Barack Obama spoke to the nation about president-elect Donald Trump.

Obama had been campaigning for Hillary Clinton in the weeks leading up to the election, and did not speak highly of Trump. During a speech for her in Florida two days before the election, he condemned some of Trump's behavior. He said to Floridians, "You want an America that can do better ... then you need to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot."

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On Wednesday, however, Obama tried to bridge some ground between the two. He said that it's obvious that he and Trump are different, but he's rooting for his success.

Not everyone felt as optimistic, however. One photo, shared on Reddit, revealed what the current White House staff really thinks:

Whitehouse Staff Watching Obama Welcome Donald Trump as President-Elect. from pics

The photo went viral, generating thousands of comments. Many shared their sentiments; one commenter summed it up succinctly: "Damn, there's a lot of shade being thrown in this picture. It's coming from all angles."

Because the photo circulated the Internet widely on Thursday -- the day Trump met with Obama for the first time -- there was a misconception that the staff was looking at Trump. That is not the case; the photo was taken on Wednesday, during Obama's speech.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets President-elect Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump (L) to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Obama and Trump discussed a range of domestic and foreign policy topics at the White House during their first meeting since Trump's stunning election victory.
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump (L) to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets President-elect Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump (L) to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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