President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton chatted briefly Saturday evening in Martha’s Vineyard, according to a White House official.
The two were both guests at Civil Rights activist and long-time Democratic Party fixture Vernon Jordan’s 80th birthday party.
The Obamas have known Jordan and his wife, Ann, for 20 years. Jordan served as a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, who was also in attendance, during his time in office.
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More than 200 guests gathered celebrate the life of Jordan at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, where contemporary music and laughter could be heard ringing through the wooded area until late in the night.
Obama and former President Bill Clinton each offered toasts between courses of salad, surf and turf and birthday cake.
Earlier in the day, Obama hit the links with the former president and birthday boy Vernon Jordan at Farm Neck, where Obama has spent much of his time since arriving on the island last weekend. Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk rounded out the foursome.
Hillary Clinton’s island time was too short to be considered a vacation. After flying in from a rigorous day of campaigning at the Iowa State Fair, Clinton attended the party Saturday night, and hosted a fundraiser on the island on Sunday morning. Later in the evening, she hopped over to Nantucket for another fundraiser before hitting the campaign trail again.