Hillary Clinton reached out to Barack Obama over Atlantic
By: Maggie Haberman
August 12, 2014 02:56 PM EDT
A spokesman for Hillary Clinton said the former secretary of state reached out to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” during her recent foreign policy interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.
“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 America’s interests and values in a fast changing world,” said the statement, shared with POLITICO.
“She continues to share his deep commitment to a smart and principled foreign policy that uses all the tools at our disposal to achieve our goals. Earlier today, the secretary called President Obama to make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership.”
It added: “Secretary Clinton has at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his presidency, which she is honored to have been part of as his secretary of state. While they’ve had honest differences on some issues, including aspects of the wicked challenge Syria presents, she has explained those differences in her book and at many points since then. Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues. Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when she they see each other tomorrow night.”