For President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, friendship was what’s on yesterday’s menu.
The two Democrats and former rivals met for lunch Monday in a private dining room at the White House, spawning a frenzy of predictable media speculation about whether they might be putting their heads together about Clinton’s much-rumored 2016 run.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing that the meal is simply a chance for the two pols to pal around. Over the course of the last four years ... Secretary Clinton and the president have developed not just a strong working relationship, but also a genuine friendship," he said. “And so, it’s largely friendship that’s on the agenda for the lunch today. So it’s not a working lunch as much as it is an opportunity for the two, who saw each other on a pretty frequent basis for the past four years, to get a chance to catch up.”