Hillary Clinton made at awkward attempt to joke about the possibility of stepping into the 2020 presidential race with a strange take on “running.”
In yet another attempt to get Clinton to dish on whether she is considering a 2020 run, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the failed Democratic presidential nominee about it during the DealBook Conference last week.
You heard it here first:
Not taking up professional running anytime soon.pic.twitter.com/dH2I4ZvMcZ
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2019
“You heard it here first,” she tweeted, apparently trying to be funny with a video from the interview. “Not taking up professional running anytime soon.”
“What would it take for you to run?” Sorkin asked the 72-year-old Democrat.
“I’m sorry, to run?” Clinton replied, apparently trying to be coy.
“You know, I’ve always been a very, very slow runner and, um, I’m embarrassingly slow,” she continued as the audience laughed. “I’ve tried to run races and I’m so far behind that I start to walk, acting like that’s what the plan was all the time so I don’t know that I’m going to take up competitive running right now … but I think you’re asking about something else.”
“There’s been some teasing and some hinting that maybe you’re sitting off to the wings here waiting for some moment,” Sorkin pressed.
“I think I would have been a really good president,” Clinton responded without missing a beat before launching into her predictable lamenting over the 2016 election.
“I could have been a very effective leader, ” she said. “I would have done everything I could to try to get us positioned for the future. I mean, that’s what a leader is supposed to do. Elections are supposed to be about the future and leadership should be about the future.”
“I think the last election was deeply flawed and that there were so many unprecedented problems in that election that it’s almost hard to make sense of,” she added.
Apparently what Clinton and the left can’t seem to make sense of is the fact that she lost that election. Even former President Bill Clinton seems to be struggling with that reality as he left the door open to the possibility of his wife running again.
“She may or may not ever run for anything, but I can’t legally run for president again,” he said last month sitting next to the former first lady in an appearance with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Georgetown University Law School.
“She may or not ever run for anything, but I can’t legally run for President again.” – Bill Clinton leaving the door open on @HillaryClinton running for President in 2020. #StillWithHer #Hillary2020 pic.twitter.com/gDrmcR0ax1
— Joel McAuliffe (@JdMcAuliffe) October 31, 2019
Clinton responded to a tweet from President Trump suggesting that “Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race” in order to “steal” the nomination from Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Clinton shot back, “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
Don’t tempt me. Do your job.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019
“She ran for president because she thought she would be the best president,” Clinton’s former aide Philippe Reines recently told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump, I think she would think about it long and hard.”
(Video: YouTube/Fox News)
“She hasn’t foreclosed the possibility?” Carlson asked.
“No, she has not” Reines said. “This is a huge if. But if she were to jump in for whatever reason, and the party has moved someplace that she hasn’t, then she won’t get the votes. That’s the point of the primary.”
“She’s not running because she has any anxiety about the Democratic field. She really likes a lot of the people running. She knows them well. She thought about some of them for her vice presidency. But there might be a reason that she would be the best person, not only to beat Donald Trump, but to govern after Donald Trump which is a part we don’t talk about much,” he added.
Twitter users weighed in on the possibility that Clinton could, in fact, run again.
I would love to see her lose for the third time.
— GeneAg2 (@Gene2459) November 7, 2019
— Dina Ilyinichna (@dina_ilyinichna) November 7, 2019
Are there people that still want to hear from her?
— Gwen Golden (@justice4Airbear) November 8, 2019
Bizarre answer from a bizarre person.
— Rachel (@Rachel92153340) November 11, 2019
My intel tells me she is Hoping President Donald Trump will be Impeached and that’s when she is going to run for president again. Read between the Lines.
— Peter Barendregt (@PeterBarendreg2) November 11, 2019
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