WASHINGTON (CNN) - Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not spoken with former rival Hillary Clinton recently.
After a Washington campaign event, the presumptive Democratic nominee was asked by reporters when he last spoke to the New York senator - and how he plans to deflect critiques of his foreign policy inexperience that she made during the primary season, and McCain is now repeating.
"I have not had conversations with Senator Clinton because she has been getting a well-deserved vacation. And, we will be speaking I think in the next few days…certainly within the next week, and we’ll be having an ongoing conversation," said Obama. "But if you look at my positions and Senator Clinton’s, there is not a lot of difference which is why it’s so easy for advisers, senior advisers, of Senator Clinton to support my candidacy."
Clinton and Obama are set to appear together at a Democratic fundraiser next week.
The McCain campaign has spent the past few days criticizing Obama's national security and foreign policy positions, with surrogates painting Obama as inexperienced and naïve.