US President Barack Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday for clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and planned to meet with her party rival Bernie Sanders later this week, the White House said.
"President Obama called both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders (and) congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
He said the president will meet with Sanders at the White House, "at Sanders' request," on Thursday.
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