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Hillary Clinton meets Obama for lunch at the White House

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Published Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 4:41 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton had lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday in a stealthy visit that the White House only acknowledged after People Magazine tweeted about it.

The lunch wasn’t on the president’s public schedule. It became public knowledge after People tweeted a photo of one of its reporters who was with the former Secretary of State, then deleted the tweet. The tweet was posted again minutes later.

“PEOPLE's @ sswestfall chats w/ @ HillaryClinton before her @ WhiteHouse lunch. Hope she wasn't late for @ barackobama!” the tweet reads.

In response to an inquiry from a reporter, a White House official confirmed that Obama “enjoyed an informal, private lunch with Clinton.”

The official did not give any further details, or reveal what the two discussed over lunch.

Email: lwise@mcclatchydc.com; Twitter: @lindsaywise.

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