Watch: Hillary Clinton Pivots And Now Leaves The Door Wide Open To Run In 2020 Because Of ‘Enormous Pressure’
Former Secretary of State and failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has left the door wide open to running for office in 2020. During an interview on BBC radio, Clinton said, “many, many, many people” are pressuring her to run in 2020 for the Democrat nomination for President but, that it’s not in her plans.
“I, as I say, never, never, never say never and I will certainly tell you I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” Clinton told BBC Radio. “But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”
It has been reported from various left-wing media outlets like CNN that Clinton has been taking calls from Democrat donors to run for the nomination.
Clinton has said that she would not run in March but, with every media appearance, she has come closer and closer to getting into the race. On Tuesday this is the closest she has come to saying she’s getting back in. Here’s a short transcript of a portion of the interview.
“Are you going to run again?” Barnett asked.
“No,” Clinton replied. “Not, no. I’m –”
“That is 100 percent?” the host continued. “So in a few days, I’m not going to open my newspaper –”
“Well, you know, I’d never say never to anything,” Clinton said.
After Barnett pointed out that there are only “a few days left” within which to file for the nominating contests in the states with the earliest deadlines, Clinton acknowledged that “it’s way past time.” But she added that she thinks “all the time” about what kind of president she would have been.
“Look, whoever wins next time is going to have a big task trying to fix everything that’s been broken,” she said.
Later in the interview, Barnett again pressed Clinton on whether she is ruling out a 2020 bid.
“Well, look, I, as I say, never, never, never say never,” Clinton replied. “And, I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”
🗣️”Never, never, never say never” @HillaryClinton refuses to rule out running again to be President of the USA
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CNN is reporting that a close aid to Clinton said she is definitely not jumping into the race. But, others close to Clinton say that she hates Trump so much, she may not be able to help herself and launch a campaign.