Axelrod expects Trump-Obama meeting Thursday
David Axelrod predicted that President Barack Obama will meet on Thursday with Donald Trump if the Republican wins the election.
“My guess is that they will meet on Thursday because that is the obligation of the outgoing president, to try and effect a transition to the next administration. We've done it for several — for a couple of centuries,” Axelrod, a former Obama strategist, said on CNN early Wednesday morning. “I’m sure he’ll feel a responsibility to do it.”
Indeed, throughout the election, the White House has promised to do all it can to facilitate a smooth transition, even as Obama has campaigned aggressively for Hillary Clinton and has denounced Trump as unfit to be president. It’s already been meeting with representatives of both candidates.
Axelrod was sure that Obama is “deeply disappointed” with the apparent result, though he said he had not spoken with the president.