Obama invites Trump to White House before inauguration

Obama invites Trump to White House before inauguration
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Tom Barrack, chairman of the inaugural committee, told reporters that Trump and his wife, Melania, will ride with the Obamas to the Capitol for the inauguration after the meeting. 
 
"They'll go to the White House, invited for coffee or tea, they'll spend an half an hour there or so, and then they'll go together," he said. "That's a great moment, that's a great moment."
 
Barrack called the invite "very gracious." 
 
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It’s longstanding tradition for sitting presidents to invite their successors to the White House on the morning of Inauguration Day. 
 
President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush hosted the Obamas and Bidens before the ceremony on Jan. 20, 2009.