Trump Invites Doug Jones To The White House

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Democratic Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones said Wednesday that President Donald Trump invited him to the White House.

“He congratulated me on the race we won. He congratulated me and my staff on the way we handled this campaign and went forward. And we talked about finding that common ground to work together,” Jones said at a press conference about a phone call with Trump. “He invited me over to the White House to visit as soon as I get up there. Very nice phone call, very pleasant phone call and I appreciated him very much reaching out to me.”

Trump backed Jones’ opponent Republican Roy Moore, who lost after being accused of sexually assaulting and romantically pursuing teenage girls when he was in his thirties.

Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama since 1992. Trump won the Yellowhammer State with 62 percent of the vote in 2016.

Moore, however, only turned out roughly 50 percent of Trump’s raw vote total.