President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTo Build Back Better, improving Black women's health is a must Rahm Emanuel has earned M since leaving Chicago's city hall: report 60 years after the Peace Corps, service still brings Americans together MORE will meet privately with Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill Biden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions 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 President and Senator Sanders first discussed this meeting last December when Senator Sanders attended the Congressional Holiday Ball. The two will meet privately in the Oval Office and there will be no formal agenda."
The announcement comes a day after Obama heaped praise on the Vermont independent's rival, Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 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.