Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Tuesday and despite the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are heartbroken and troubled by the election outcome, our current president, Barack Obama, is extending love in the wake of Trump’s triumph.
In a statement released by The White House press secretary, Obama has extended an invite for the president-elect to join him for a meeting at The White House.
The meeting, however, is not just to shoot the breeze and take a tour, rather, to “update” Trump on the transition planning that the president’s team “has been working on for nearly a year.”
Per the release, Obama, who supported democratic candidate Hillary Clinton throughout her entire campaign, also congratulated the 70-year-old real estate developer-turned-reality television star on becoming the 45th president of the United States.
We have to note that Obama putting personal issues aside is big and admirable, considering Trump is the man who criticized Obama at every turn — calling him a “terrible president” and suggesting he will “probably go down as the worst president in the history of our country, he’s been a total disaster.”
According to The White House press secretary, the meeting could take place as early as Thursday, November 10.
After a long, exhausting and polarizing election season, Trump came out on top, pulling in 276 electoral votes to Clinton’s 218.
During his victory speech, Trump suggested “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
He explained, “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. It is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.” That’s when he added that it “is so important to me.”
The question is: Will we bind the wounds of division?
Meanwhile, Obama, who has yet to publicly react to the shocking election outcome, is set to make a full statement sometime on Wednesday.