Kasich, Bush, Romney congratulate Trump

President-elect Donald Trump waves to his supporters after giving his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump has been receiving congratulatory phone calls from a number of his former rivals, including Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Mitt Romney.

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Trump, told reporters in Trump Tower on Sunday about the calls and said that conversation the president-elect had with Bush was “incredibly gracious.”

And Trump later tweeted that he received calls from former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

He later mentioned his conversation with Kasich, the governor of Ohio. But Trump reserved his praise for the “GREAT, GREAT, GREAT” state of Ohio, which helped to elect him. Trump tweeted: “The people of Ohio were incredible!”

Trump had angrily attacked all of those fellow Republicans during his bruising run through the GOP primaries. None of them endorsed Trump.

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