Obama, Clinton to meet Democrats

Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with Democrats on Monday as the party struggles to come to terms with a devastating presidential election defeat.

Obama will host a Monday afternoon meeting with the Democratic National Committee, according to Politico.

The post-election meeting comes amid ongoing infighting about what direction the party should take and who should be its next leader with Obama leaving the White House and Clinton’s surprising defeat in the November 8 election to Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton will also participate in a separate call with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats later on Monday.

“Your support throughout this campaign meant everything to Hillary and her entire team, and we are so grateful to you,” Clinton’s team wrote in an email sent to House Democrats on Sunday.

House Democrats have scheduled their leadership elections for Thursday.