US President Barack Obama early Wednesday morning, November 9, on the phone congratulated Republican Donald trump with a victory on elections of the President of the United States. Incumbent American leader invited his successor to attend on Thursday the White house to discuss transfer of power.
“Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the highest priorities that the President identified in the beginning of the year, and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step,” Reuters quoted a statement by the press Secretary of the White house. Obama also called the victim of the defeat of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Later Wednesday, the President will make a statement on the election results.
Meanwhile, in the Republican conference have confirmed that trump had “warm” and “detailed” talks with his rival Clinton and President Obama. “They decided to work together because that’s what this country needs”, – said the Manager of the election campaign trump, Kellyann Conway in the broadcast of Today on NBC.
In her words, Obama called Trump early on Wednesday morning, when Republican communicated with his supporters in new York. Trump called him back as soon as he left the stage. Between politicians took place “very nice conversation”, Thursday may pass their meeting, the head of the election campaign.
Conway also noted that Clinton during a conversation with trump “congratulated him on his victory”, and he responded by saying that she is “very smart, very hard and held a great campaign.”
Trump told about the phone call Clinton with greetings at the very beginning of his victory speech. “Hillary worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her their gratitude for her service to our country,” said trump, noting that he says in all sincerity.
According to the US Constitution, Obama will leave office on 20 January 2017, the remaining three months it will remain presidential powers. This, in particular, recalled the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft in conversation with “Kommersant”. “First of all we must not forget that President Obama still has three months. At this time, will continue contacts on Ukraine in line Nuland – Surkov, in addition, we will continue to support the Normandy format. Not going anywhere and the Syrian problem – here the solution requires a number of complex issues: from the situation in Aleppo to the political reconciliation process,” – said the diplomat.