According to the White House, the two spoke for about seven minutes.
“The president expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret about the events of the last several days,” a White House statement reads. Obama reiterated to Sherrod that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was “sincere in his apology” and in his efforts to “rid the USDA of discrimination.”
According to the White House, Obama told Sherrod “that this misfortune can present an opportunity for her to continue her hard work on behalf of those in need, and he hopes that she will do so.”
- President Obama
- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
- the White House