White House Issues Statement On Phone Call Between Obama And Trump
Following the latest round of sparks to fly between president-elect Trump and outgoing president Obama over the last few days, late on Wednesday the White House released a statement on a phone call held between Obama and Trump. According to the White House, Obama is committing to continuing talks with President-elect Donald Trump, even as Trump accuses him of throwing up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition of power.
The White House also said that Obama called Trump on Wednesday morning from Hawaii, where Obama is on vacation with his family, and added that the call was “positive” and focused on “continuing a smooth and effective transition.”
White House spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama’s other calls with Trump since the election have also been positive. He says Obama and Trump agreed that their teams will keep working together until Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
On Wednesday morning, Trump lashed out at Obama, whom he accused of putting up “roadblocks” in his transition effort, saying he was “doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
But a few hours later Trump’s tone changed, and when speaking to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Trump described his Wednesday phone call with President Obama as a “very nice conversation,”
“He called me, we had a very nice conversation,” Trump said at his hotel Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., according to pool reports. “We had a general conversation. Very, very nice.”
And so, the two have kissed and made up, if only for the next 12-18 hours. Then, tomorrow morning, the cycle begins anew.
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