MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Trump won the US presidential elections despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat to Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump got 276 electoral votes against Hillary Clinton's 218 votes out of 270 needed to win.
"From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning," the statement circulated by NBC News said Wednesday.
Obama plans to make a statement at the White House later on Wednesday to discuss the results of the November 8 election.
"The President invited the President-elect to meet with him at the White House on Thursday, November 10th, to update him on the transition planning his team has been working on for nearly a year," the statement continued.