President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are set to speak on Wednesday at 12:15 ET, from the White House Cabinet Room. The duo who have supported Hillary Clinton through the entire race will have already quickly released a statement but this will be their first TV speech.
President Obama, 55, also released the following statement on Wednesday morning before taking the stage, along side his VP Joe Biden. “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,” he added. “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.” WATCH LIVE STREAM OF OBAMA’S SPEECH HERE!
Of course, Obama has stood next to Hillary Clinton, 60, throughout the entirety of her race, putting 100 percent of his support with her. In October, he spoke out about Donald, calling him out for whining throughout the election after he continuously said that the election was rigged.
“I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts,” the president said at the White House with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. “If you start whining before the game is even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job. Because there are a lot of times when things don’t go our way, or my way.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Trump has what it takes to be a good president?