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Obama and Hillary have lunch at White House

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015,10:12 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Washington | US President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner Democratic presidential candidate, had a luncheon meeting at the White House for about 90 minutes, said a presidential spokesman.

When their schedules permit, President Obama and Secretary Clinton enjoy the opportunity to catch-up in person, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday. Clinton successfully served as Obama’s Secretary of State in his first term. This afternoon they met privately for an informal lunch here at the White House for about an hour and a half. They discussed a wide array of topics, but this was mostly a social occasion, Earnest said.

No other details about the meeting were available. Clinton is seeking to bag Democratic presidential nomination for the 2016 elections. This is her second attempt. She lost to Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries. Currently she has a more than 30 point lead over her nearest Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.