Obama congratulates Trump on victory

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Published on November 9, 2016 by pmnews   ·   6 Comments

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama called Donald Trump, his newly-elected successor, Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory and invited him to the White House for talks on Thursday.

Obama also called Hillary Clinton, his onetime secretary of state and fellow Democrat, to express his “admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

The president was set to make a statement later Wednesday about the election results, which sent a shockwave across America and through world markets.

At the White House, Obama — whose own 2008 campaign to make history as the country’s first black president hinged on unifying a divided country — plans to discuss “what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought…

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