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President Obama Congratulates Clinton, Calls Sanders

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President Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night to congratulate her for securing “the delegates necessary to clinch” the Democratic nomination for president.

But the president did not formally endorse Clinton. The White House says the president also called Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to praise him for shining a spotlight on economic inequality and energizing millions of voters.

The statement said that Obama and Sanders would meet at the White House on Thursday.