WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has said he would consider seeking advice from Bill Clinton, just days after besting the former president’s wife, Hillary, in the upset US presidential election.
Trump received a call from Bill Clinton after the vote in which the former president “couldn’t have been more gracious,” the 70-year-old Republican billionaire said in excerpts of an interview released Friday by CBS.
The comments echo Trump’s remarks after a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, when he said he looked “forward to dealing with the president in the future,” including receiving Obama’s counsel.
When asked whether he would seek the advice of Bill Clinton, Trump said “I would certainly think about that.
“He’s a very talented guy, I mean, this is a very talented family,” Trump said.
He also spoke of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s call acknowledging defeat following the Tuesday vote.
“It was a lovely call, and it was a tough call for her, I mean, I can imagine. Tougher for her than it would have been for me. I mean, for me, it would have been very, very difficult. She couldn’t have been nicer. She just said, ‘Congratulations, Donald, well done,'” Trump said.