US President Obama invites President-elect Trump to White House

Mere hours following the US presidential election results, the White House announced that current US President Barack Obama and US President-elect Donald Trump will meet tomorrow in order to discuss the transition of power
Obama and Trump Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), current US President Barack Obama congratulated new President-elect Donald Trump and invited him for a meeting at the White House tomorrow in order to discuss the transition of power.

“Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the president identified at the beginning of the year and the meeting with the president-elect is the next step,” the White House press secretary stated.

Obama, who also invited Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the White House, is expected to address the election results later today. Obama called Trump earlier today in order to congratulate him on his victory. “They had a very cordial conversation,” said Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyann Conway. “The President congratulated him and they agreed to work together.”

In addition to the JOL report regarding Trump’s election victory, the Republican party was able to keep control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Out of the 435 House representatives, 232 of them will be Republicans and in the Senate, 54 will be Republicans and 44 will be Democrats.

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