The conversation was initiated at Trump’s request according to the NY Times
Just weeks before Donald Trump launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he received a phone call from former President Bill Clinton, CBS News confirmed with Mr. Clinton's office.
The former president called Trump after Trump "reached out to President Clinton a few times," Mr. Clinton's office said.
According to the Washington Post, which first reported the call, the former president encouraged Trump to become more engaged in the GOP. Without going into further detail about the call, Mr. Clinton's office told CBS that the two did not discuss the 2016 presidential race.
The Trump campaign declined to comment on the call to CBS.