President Obama to meet with Sanders Thursday

FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama listens during a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba. The president was briefed Tuesday, March 22, 2016, on the Brussels attacks that killed dozens of people. The White House said U.S. officials were in contact with Belgian officials about the explosions at the Brussels airport and subway system. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

President Barack Obama called both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Tuesday night on the final day of multi-state contests in the Democratic primary, the White House announced.

And an initial discussion between Obama and Sanders on unifying the party appears to be in the cards.

According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama and Sanders will meet at the White House on Thursday to “continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America’s working families.”

The meeting was scheduled at the request of Sen. Sanders, the White House said. “The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead.”

Sanders will also meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on the Hill on Thursday.

Obama also congratulated Clinton on clinching the nomination, with the White House saying that “her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children.”

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