September 14th, 2009
08:58 AM ET
5 years ago

Clinton, Obama to have lunch

Clinton and Bill Clinton are set to have lunch Monday.
Clinton and Bill Clinton are set to have lunch Monday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Talk about a power lunch.

President Obama will meet for lunch Monday with former President Bill Clinton in New York City, the White House confirmed.

The two men are slated to meet after Obama gives a speech on the economy at Federal Hall in lower Manhattan.

Both attended a memorial service in New York City last week for Walter Cronkite.

soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I hope that Bill will have words of wisdom to impart to Pres. Obama vis-a-vis how to deal with Congress and putting his agenda through.

    September 14, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  2. Kevin in Ohio

    This is news? It might be...if Clinton can explain to Obama that a president can get alot more done by actually LISTENING TO and COOPERATING WITH Republicans. Thats why Clinton was able to be successful.

    September 14, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  3. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Lots and lots of pork and acorn on the menu.

    September 14, 2009 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. Advice Time

    As much as team Obama tried to make Bill Clinton a racist during the primaries, Obama sure does need advice a lot from the same man his campaign smeared.

    September 14, 2009 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  5. G2

    I hope the President Clinton explains to President Obama what fiscal responsibility means and how to move towards a balanced budget. Obama is no Clinton.

    September 14, 2009 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  6. phoenix86

    Clinton the great "negotiator" to meet with Obama the great capitulator.

    North Korea tests 11 ballistic missles.
    Clinton travels to N. Korea "only" to get the release of 2 journalists.
    North Korea says it will intensify its missle tests and nuclear program.

    Obama agrees to meet face to face with N. Korea, bypassing the 6 party talks.

    Sounds like Obama's International Apology Tour is already bearing fruit for tyrannical regimes everywhere.

    September 14, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  7. anthony

    Clinton should tell Obama it is time for reconciliation. For health care reform bill, that is.

    September 14, 2009 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  8. Mark

    I wonder if they will be talking about the Acorn scandal

    September 14, 2009 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  9. Abdu Katuntu

    Both guys are one of the greatest America will ever have as presidents.For me living in the developing world,i look at them for inspiration in changing the world we live in.Iam a member of parliament in Uganda,and i think they will exchange wise councel.Dear presidents bona petit.

    September 14, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  10. R in Maine

    I did well while Clinton was president. I am glad that Obama talks regularly with him. More people should listen to Clinton.

    September 14, 2009 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  11. Paul from Phoenix

    And Hillary becomes even more useless. What a power play by Obama to essentially take her out of the political picture.

    September 14, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  12. proud conservative

    How funny.... Hillary has been lost .

    September 14, 2009 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  13. kate

    I still remember during the 2008 campaign the Obama camp calling Bill Clinton a racist for remarks he made on the campaign trail.

    September 14, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  14. J.S.

    President Obama said he accepted Joe Wilson's apology–The Vice President did also–So why doesn't the President show how bi-partisan really is and tell Speaker Pelosi to put an end to the Joe Wilson controversary -
    We know both he and Clinton are presidents who have the best ineterest of the USA at heart

    September 14, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  15. IKE in Atlanta

    I'm having lunch with my friend John today. Why isn't CNN announcing it?

    September 14, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  16. rethuglikkklans

    I can already see what the right wing nuts are gonna say (whatever happen to bipartisanship).Rush limbaugh is too fat that's why he didn't get invited

    September 14, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  17. barbara

    I'll go to lunch with Bill.....My favorite President......I had more money and the country wasn't as broke.......

    September 14, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  18. Post always rejected by CNN

    A story about two GOOD GUYS for a chance. I am so sick of Cantor, Wilson

    September 14, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  19. Bluebonnet

    Big deal!! This is news???

    September 14, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  20. diridi

    they need to think about to pass the required health care with public option...it is what nation needes dire necessirily...

    September 14, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  21. Michelle Melani

    The caption under the photo reads: "Clinton and Bill Clinton are set to have lunch Monday."

    September 14, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  22. Enough

    Oh who cares, a washed up president and the worst president ever finding more ways to destroy this country in record time. Lunch after another self glory speech from Obama..............this man loves to hear himself speak, guess he thinks somebody is still listening to him tooting his own horn!

    September 14, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  23. RealityKing

    Boozen and Smoozen.., Clinton style.

    September 14, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  24. Moe, NY

    Bon Appetit President Obama and President Clinton...that is the only thing that comes to mind regarding this story.

    September 14, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  25. Lilarose

    CNN, This is NEWS?

    I would HOPE these two men would lunch together and talk often!

    Why is it NEWS to YOUSE?

    September 14, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
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