NEW YORK – President Barack Obama has invited President-elect Donald Trump to meet with him at the White House on Thursday.
The president plans to address Trump’s victory in a statement from the White House on Wednesday.
The White House says Obama called Trump from his residence in the White House early Wednesday to congratulate him. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Thursday meeting is to discuss the presidential transition.
Obama also called Hillary Clinton. The White House says Obama conveyed admiration for the “strong campaign she waged throughout the country.”
Becoming president-elect hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from tweeting.
Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016
Trump pledged in a tweet Wednesday morning: “The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.”
Trump has been an avid user of Twitter, often using it during the account to attack opponents and critics in harsh terms.
His account did look different Wednesday: His Twitter profile now identifies him as “president-elect of the United States.”