“Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when she they see each other tomorrow night,” Merrill said.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking forward to “hugging it out” with President Obama after critical comments she made about his foreign policy dominated headlines and sparked talk about a rift between the two.

Clinton called the president earlier Tuesday to tell him that her comments were not intended as an attack on him, his policies or his leadership, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement distributed to multiple media outlets.

“While they’ve had honest differences on some issues, including aspects of the wicked challenge Syria presents, she has explained those differences in her book and at many points since then,” Merrill said. “Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues.”

The Clinton spokesman said the former first lady, who is the odds-on favorite if she runs for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination has, “at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his presidency.”

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