President Obama will meet privately with Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders supports women marchers with tweet Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration Trump takes reins of divided nation MORE on Wednesday.
"Tomorrow, President Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders will meet informally at the White House," press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday, according to pool reports.
The announcement comes a day after Obama heaped praise on the Vermont independent's rival, Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton thanks protesters ahead of women’s march Pro-choice feminists can't take women's rights hostage Thousands expected for women's march Saturday MORE, in an interview with Politico.
"Her strengths, which are the fact that she’s extraordinarily experienced — and, you know, wicked smart and knows every policy inside and out — sometimes could make her more cautious and her campaign more prose than poetry, but those are also her strengths," Obama said.
"It means that she can govern and she can start here, [on] day one, more experienced than any non-vice president has ever been who aspires to this office."
The president has said that he will not make an endorsement during the primary.