The former Secretary of State arrived around 1 p.m. The private luncheon was closed to the press, and no one knows what they discussed, but Kristen Welker of MSNBC reported that they ate outdoors.
The most interesting lunch in the political world took place Monday at the White House, and officials said the chat between President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton was more personal that professional.
by David Jackson, USA TODAY
"It's largely friendship that's on the agenda today," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
Obama invited the former rival-turned-secretary-of-State to a private lunch at the dining room just off the Oval Office, Earnest said.
Given their respective backgrounds, it wouldn't be surprising if Obama and Clinton also talked about the Middle East or other foreign policy issues during lunch, Earnest said.
And the 2016 presidential election? Who knows?
Earnest declined to provide details, save for the lunch itself: grilled chicken, pasta jambalaya and salad.