The strange Alabama Senate election took another plot-twist on Wednesday when winner Doug Jones, a Democrat, said he has spoken to President Trump in what he termed a “gracious” phone call.
Jones emerged from the conversation pledging to find areas of agreement and mutual interest with the President, then called for a time of “healing.”
Trump has also invited Jones to the White House.
All this while Republican candidate Roy Moore refuses to concede, citing uncounted military votes.
More from Fox News Milwaukee:
ALABAMA — President Donald Trump invited Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones to the White House in a congratulatory phone call, Jones said Wednesday.
Jones, elected Tuesday to be a US senator from Alabama after defeating Republican Roy Moore, said it was “a very gracious call,” from the president and that he “very much appreciated it.”
“He congratulated me and my staff on the way and the matter in which we handled this campaign and went forward,” Jones said. “And we talked about finding that common ground to work together, and he invited me over to the White House to visit just as soon as I get up there.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed the two had spoken on the phone ahead of President Trump’s Wednesday tax speech.
Don’t be too skeptical of Jones and Trump working together. After all, Jones has the red state of Alabama to answer to.
Could Jones be the first Democratic senator to tip the President’s way with his votes?