Obama also called Hillary Clinton, his
The president was set to make a statement later Wednesday about the election results, which sent a
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 election season,” Earnest said.
During their talks on Thursday, Obama and Trump — who once spearheaded the so-called
“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,” added Earnest.