A die-hard supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama had to make a very tough phone call on Nov. 9 when Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. He kept things cordial, though, congratulating his successor and even personally inviting him to the White House.
President Barack Obama, 55, has proudly led the United States of America for the past eight years, and he was looking forward to handing over the reins to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, 69, in January after her predicted win on Election Day on Nov. 8. But now that her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, 70, has officially won the presidency, he had to change course on election night.
“From the White House residence, the president phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning,” White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said in a statement. “The president invited the president-elect to meet 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. Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of top priorities the President identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step.”
It as obviously difficult for President Obama to accept the fact that the woman he’d campaigned so hard for was defeated, but we’re glad he’s taken the high road and is prioritizing making sure that things go as smoothly as possible when Donald officially takes office in January. It is so amazing that he is trying his best to set an example for the rest of America on how to move forward after Hillary’s defeat.
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