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White House: Obama has spoken with Trump since first meeting

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President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have spoken privately at least once since they met for the first time after the presidential election earlier this month, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
 
“I can tell you that the president has had a conversation with the president-elect since the Oval Office [meeting],” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. 
 
{mosads}The spokesman would not say what the two men spoke about, but he said the talks took place because Obama “has committed to a smooth transition.”
 
Obama and Trump held a highly anticipated meeting at the White House on Nov. 10, where they sought to put aside their longstanding differences to ensure a seamless transfer of power. 
 
The two leaders spoke of their desire to consult frequently ahead of Inauguration Day in January. Trump has never held public office. 
 
“It was a great honor being with you, and I look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future,” Trump had said after the meeting. 
 
The calls were first mentioned on Monday in accounts of a meeting between Trump and media executives. 
 
Trump reportedly told attendees that he had spoken twice with Obama since their meeting. 
 
The president-elect repeatedly said how “great” they are getting along and how he “loves” Obama, according to The New Yorker
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