Weeks after former President Barack Obama’s return to the White House, it was Bill Clinton’s turn.
According to The Hill, former President Bill Clinton had lunch with President Joe Biden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, a meeting originally reported by a White House official and confirmed by the president’s press secretary.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the 42nd and 46th presidents had “a wide-ranging discussion” during the lunch.”
She added Biden has “had a number of conversations” with former President Clinton.
“And they talked about having lunch just a few weeks ago so this is an opportunity to do exactly that, and I’m sure they will have a broad conversation,” she added.
While the two men have talked by phone, The Washington Post reported, this was the first time they had a one-on-one meeting since Biden became president.
The Clintons had been in Washington, D.C., after attending the funeral services last week for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who died March 23.
While Hillary Clinton delivered a eulogy at the funeral, she didn’t attend the lunch at the White House.
Press secretary Psaki also confirmed Monday that Biden had lunch with former President Obama last week, as well.
Obama had returned to the White House in early April in an apparent effort to give a flagging Biden administration a shot in the arm.
The event was meant to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare.
Biden and the Democratic Party are lagging badly in polls ahead of the midterms. Clinton famously suffered a wipeout at the hands of the Republican Party during the 1994 midterms, it’s worth noting.
However, Psaki didn’t answer a reporter’s question about whether or not Biden sought Clinton’s advice on this year’s midterms.