President Barack Obama has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump, winner of the US presidential election.
He spoke to Trump on phone Wednesday morning to congratulate him on his victory, the White House said in a statement.
Obama also invited Trump to meet with him at the White House on Thursday to update him on the transition.
“Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the President identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step,” the statement said.
Obama will make a statement at the White House later Wednesday on the election results.
He will also speak about “what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season”, the statement added.