WH: Obama Has Spoken To Trump ‘At Least Once’ Since Oval Office Meeting

AP

President Barack Obama has spoken with President-elect Donald Trump at least once since their first-ever meeting in the Oval Office, the White House said Tuesday.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed during a press briefing that Obama and Trump had spoken “at least once” since their Nov. 10 meeting.

“As President-elect Trump indicated in the Oval Office, he was hoping he would be able to consult with President Obama over the course of this transition,” Earnest said. “President Obama has committed to a smooth transition, and as a result they have spoken at least once since their Oval Office meeting.”

Responding to a question from the Associated Press’ Josh Lederman, Earnest mentioned that reports of a conversation between Trump and Obama came up in “some reporting about a off-the-record meeting that the President-elect reportedly held with some media executives in New York” on Monday.

“Reports the two have talked after their White House meeting are not particularly surprising,” Earnest said. “I’m not going to read out or confirm every reported meeting or phone call or conversation.”

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