Hillary Clinton Says She Would Beat Trump if She Run Against Him in 2020 Election
Twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate bashes her president's leadership
Hillary Clinton has claimed in a new interview that she would beat President Donald Trump in the November election if she were on the 2020 ballot.
During an interview on the “Awards Chatter” podcast, the twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate talked about her documentary series “Hillary.”
But when asked whether she would win in a rematch election against President Donald Trump, Hillary didn’t hesitate to offer her thoughts.
"Yes. But I think people believe that this is a referendum on him,” said Clinton, who was defeated in the 2016 election by President Trump.
"You know, when he ran before, people who knew him mostly knew him from reality TV,” she continued.
"He’d been in their living rooms, and he was a businessman, and he looked like a billionaire, and he rode around in his big plane and all of that."
"So they kinda thought, ‘Well, hey, you know, give the guy a chance. Let’s see what he can do’," Hillary said of Trump supporters' mentality.
"And now everybody, I think, knows what the consequences of that have been.”
Clinton also discussed the Democrats' fears over the possibility that Trump may not leave the White House should he lose re-election.
“I think it depends upon how big the loss is, and that’s why they’re doing everything they can to prevent people from voting — you know, they want to stop mail-in voting, they want to shrink the number of places where people can actually vote in person — because they know if we have a big turnout, they lose,” said Clinton.
"And so we’re gonna have lots of fights over actual voting procedures between now and November.
"And if they can do anything that makes it look questionable, they will,” she continued.
"And that’s why everybody needs to come out and vote — I don’t care where you live — and have as big a turnout as possible so that there can’t be any excuse given."
Hillary also bashed Trump's leadership, saying she believes she would have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the president
"We wouldn't have been able to stop the pandemic at our borders the way that Trump claimed in the beginning, but we sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior,” she said in the interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I don't think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods and jobs as we have,” she said.
“So I know I would have done a better job."
The former secretary of state lost to Trump in 2016, but the feud between the two has dragged on long past election day.
Trump regularly mentions and attacks his former rival, while Clinton has published a book and regularly speaks about her grievances related to the election and how Trump has handled his time in the White House.
In particular, she has stoked conversation about how she believes “disinformation,” particularly from the Russians, influenced the outcome of the election.
It was a theme she returned to in the interview where she said Facebook needed to be held accountable for the role it played.
“Facebook has to be held accountable because they trafficked in conspiracy, they trafficked in misinformation, they trafficked in Russian disinformation, and they've got to be held accountable because we're gonna have another election, and everybody should know what's at stake and then cast their vote accordingly," she said.