Hillary Clinton Calls President Obama Over Her Foreign Policy Criticism

(Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP)
(Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP)

Former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called President Obama on Tuesday to assure him that recent foreign policy criticism in a magazine article was not an attempt to attack him or his administration, aides said.

“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 a statement from Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill. “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.”

Merrill added: “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.”

He also noted that Clinton and Obama are scheduled to be at the same event Wednesday in Martha’s Vineyard.

“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,” Merrill said.

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David Jackson