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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

President Obama Congratulates Donald Trump and Invites Him to the White House for a Meeting

President Obama Congratulates Donald Trump

Washington, DC — Despite the fact that the democratic party has suffered a major surprise loss in the presidential election, President Obama is keeping it classy and has carried on with his presidential duty. The morning after the election, he congratulated Trump and invited him to the White House for a meeting.

“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said from the Rose Garden. He continued, “The presidency, the vice presidency is bigger than any of us. We’re actually all on one team. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.”

He also acknowledged that the country has some healing to do, but added that he was heartened by the unifying nature of Trump’s acceptance speech. “That’s what this country needs,” Obama said. “A sense of unity. A sense of inclusion.”

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, says, “From the White House residence, the president phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning.” He continued, “The president invited the president-elect to meet with him at the White House on Thursday, November 10th, to update him on the transition planning his team has been working on for nearly a year.”

Obama is also reportedly focused on ensuring a “smooth transition” as Trump enters the Oval Office. “Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the president identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the president-elect is the next step,” Earnest said.

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