John Dickerson on Trump's White House meeting, partisan conflict

On Thursday, Donald Trump will shake President Obama’s hand at the White House and then, a few months later, proceed to dismantle his achievements. 

After Trump takes the oath of office in January, there will be at least two opportunities for immediate partisan conflict, CBS News political director John Dickerson told Scott Pelley on the “CBS Evening News.” 

Those will be the Supreme Court vacancy that the Senate GOP has refused to consider, and the repeal of Obamacare.

 “Paul Ryan today said he’s got a piece of legislation he just wants Donald Trump to sign that would undo Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation,” Dickerson said

It is a stunning turn after many political observers anticipated a Hillary Clinton victory and the collapse of the Republican party leadership. Now it’s the Democratic party they are talking about.

“Who is the leader of the Democratic party? That’s not an easy question to answer,” Dickerson said.

Watch the video above for more from their conversation, including who might make up Trump’s closest advisers in the White House.