President Obama called President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday morning to congratulate him on his election victory and invite him to the White House on Thursday to discuss "the smooth transition of power," the White House said.
Obama will discuss the election results in a statement to the press Wednesday from the White House, including "what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
Earnest provided few details of Obama's phone call with the president-elect, other than to say he called from the White House residence in the early morning hours.
I CANNOT imagine how the President felt making that phone call.
It must have been excruciating.
Nor can I imagine what he is going to feel like handing over the presidency to him in January.
It must be similar to an artist handing over a glass sculpture to a three year old for safe keeping.
He probably fears he will never see it in one piece ever again.