Health, jobs and immigration are among Donald Trump's early pledges as president-elect

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Donald Trump has made his first pledges since his victory in the US elections.

The US president-elect has signalled he is ready to move swiftly to dismantle Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms when he takes office in the new year.

The two men met for the first time on Thursday in the Oval Office for talks aimed at delivering a smooth transition of power after Obama leaves the White House for the final time in January.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama.
Trump at the White House with Obama (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Later, however, following talks with congressional leaders, Trump - who has pledged to repeal so-called "Obamacare" - said healthcare would be among his top priorities in office.

The president-elect - who has also said he intends to build a wall between the United States and Mexico - said he would also be taking early action on immigration, but gave no further details.

"We're going to move very strongly on immigration," he said. "We will move very strongly on healthcare. And we're looking at jobs. Big league jobs."