Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out
Posted on 08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT by mojito
Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman.
The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Marthas Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administrations self-described foreign policy principle of Dont do stupid stuff. And while she also praised Obama several times, Clinton nonetheless called his decision not to assist Syrian rebels early on a failure.
Earlier Tuesday, longtime top Obama aide David Axelrod took a swipe at Clinton on Twitter, writing: Just to clarify: Dont do stupid stuff means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.
The statement from Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill noted that although Obama and Clinton have had disagreements, she has discussed these differences publicly before, including in her memoir, Hard Choices.
Secretary Clinton was proud to serve with President Obama, she was proud to be his partner in the project of restoring American leadership and advancing Americas interests and values in a fast changing world, said the statement, shared with POLITICO.
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“Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when ... they see each other tomorrow night.
Just push a mislabeled reset button.
Just what kind of factual bad mojo does Clown Prince nobama have on this criminal, obese, dishonest, incompetent oaf?
May they both embrace, in the fashion of Mordred and Arthur!
So is she distancing herself from him or not? I don’t see how any of this back and forth helps her. Either do it or don’t. Get off the fence.
Hill knows that Blam and Mooch are going to back Elizabeth Warren in 2016. In fact I have a bet that the Dem party backs Warren and dumps Hillary.
There is no downside for Hillary from what she said.
Beware friendly "hugs" from Hillary ....
Actually, I think she said this just to p*ss President Precious off...
Former Sec. State Hillary Coward Clinton.
Y’know, dykes and queens don’t generally get along.