September 24th, 2008
09:15 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN confirms: McCain, Obama to meet with Bush about bailout

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Pres. Bush has summoned Sens. McCain and Obama and congressional leadership to the White House to discuss his plan to bailout the nation's fianancial markets.
Pres. Bush has summoned Sens. McCain and Obama and congressional leadership to the White House to discuss his plan to bailout the nation's fianancial markets.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush has asked both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama to join him for a meeting at the White House Thursday afternoon to discuss the economic bailout plan, a White House officials said.

"The President called Sen. Obama tonight around 7:30 pm," said Dana Perino, White House press secretary. "The president has invited the bicameral and bipartisan leadership, and the two senators running for president, to the White House tomorrow to work on driving to a bipartisan and timely solution."

Obama's campaign said in a statement that he has accepted the invitation.

"A few moments ago, President Bush called Senator Obama and asked him to attend a meeting in Washington tomorrow, which he agreed to do," the statement said.

"He has said that he will continue to work in a bipartisan spirit and do whatever is necessary to come up with a final solution."

A McCain adviser said McCain also plans to attend.

– CNN's Elaine Quijano and Dana Bash contributed to this report.


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  1. Hattie Johnson

    McCain and Bush are a week behind; have no ideas… they want to steal Obama's ideas (who they say is not ready to become president) and McCain will take credit for Obama's ideas as his own.

    After 8 years –we know all your tricks and this one won't fly.

    McCain wants to Cancel the Debate Friday and I guess in November McCain will want to postphone the general election in if the polls are not in his favor.

    Not this time Bush/McCain the Republican fear tactics to have four more years of Bush/McCain will not work....

    September 25, 2008 02:54 am at 2:54 am |
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