President Obama will meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders Thursday at the White House.
From an statement by Press Secretary Josh Earnest;
The President thanked Senator Sanders for energizing millions of Americans with his commitment to issues like fighting economic inequality and special interests’ influence on our politics.
In addition, at Senator Sanders’ request, the President and Senator Sanders will meet at the White House on Thursday to continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to America’s working families. The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead.
As you can see, the White House understands it needs to kiss Sanders’ ass in order not to alienate his millions of voters, who will have to be pacified and coopted so they come out to vote for Hillary Clinton.