CHICAGO (CBS) — A few weeks after speaking to President-elect Donald Trump about the White House transition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to meet with Trump in New York.
Earlier this week, the mayor confirmed Trump called him after winning the race for president, because of Emanuel’s experience as a top adviser to two presidents.
“The president-elect is aware, obviously, I’ve worked for two presidents in different positions – a senior adviser for President Clinton, chief of staff for President Obama – and I’ve worked on their transitions. I think you also know that we talked about a host of things, a host of issues,” Emanuel said.
Trump and Emanuel will have a chance to continue that conversation on Wednesday when Emanuel is in New York for a series of other meetings, according to Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins.
“When they spoke a few weeks ago the President-elect asked for a meeting with the Mayor, as he has done with others who have significant experience in the White House and several other big city mayors,” Collins said in an email.