President Obama called Sen. Bernie Sanders Sunday afternoon, according to a source familiar with the conversation, reports CBS News' Julianna Goldman.
The call between the two lasted 30-45 minutes, CBS News' Nancy Cordes reported. Sanders also spoke with the president by phone in mid-May.
The Vermont senator took the president's call on the side of the road in the financial district in San Francisco, at around 2:30 p.m. ET. Atwood said that as the press bus drove by, Sanders could be seen standing on Market Street, legal pad in hand, as he talked on a cell phone.
Atwood asked Sanders about the conversation Tuesday, but he declined to say much about it.
"I have spoken to President Obama many many times about many issues, and I really think it's not appropriate to talk about my discussions with the president," he told Atwood. "I try to keep that private."
The Sanders campaign stressed that the President and Bernie have talked multiple times during the campaign season, but none of that really matters.
What matters is what President Obama said to Sanders only two days before the June 7 primaries, since we now know that he is anxious to jump into this race on Hillary's behalf and start going after Donald Trump.
Whatever was said it apparently was not something that Bernie Sanders enjoyed hearing.
Yeah, I think most of us have some idea as to what that conversation was aboutBut whatever message President Obama delivered, it wasn't cheerful for the Sanders campaign: The mood soured, and he huddled with wife Jane— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 6, 2016