Edgartown, Mass. (CNN) — Only days after offering a stinging rebuke of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, Hillary Clinton plans to attend a party in Martha’s Vineyard alongside the President on Wednesday.
The former top diplomat, on the tiny Massachusetts island to promote her book, will find herself at the same social gathering as Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, on Wednesday night.
The party is at the island home of Vernon Jordan, who acted as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton during his White House years. He’s married to a cousin of Valerie Jarrett, a top Obama aide.
“The President and First Lady are very much looking forward to the occasion and seeing Former Secretary Clinton,” a White House official said.
Earlier in the day, Clinton is slated to promote her book, “Hard Choices,” in Vineyard Haven at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.
Over the weekend, the former secretary of state appeared to harshly criticize her former boss’ foreign policy choices in an interview with “The Atlantic,” saying the decision not to arm Syrian rebels had led to Islamic militants taking over swaths of territory in the region.
"The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad – there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle – the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled," Clinton said.
She also took a hit at an oft-repeated phrase Obama uses to sum up his foreign policy choices — “don’t do stupid stuff.”
"Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle," Clinton told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.
Wednesday's Clinton-Obama encounter was first reported by Politico.
Obama and his family have been vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard since Saturday.
White House Producer Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.