NEW YORK President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he hopes that divisions between Democrats start to heal during the next couple of weeks after a hard-fought campaign to pick the party's candidate for the Nov. 8 presidential election.
"My hope is that over the next couple of weeks we're able to pull things together," Obama said in his first remarks since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the party's presumptive nominee on Tuesday, besting her primary rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
"What happens during primaries is you get a little ouchy," Obama told NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon during a taping of "The Tonight Show" set to air on Thursday.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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