Top Hillary Clinton Adviser Fuels Speculation She Will Run in 2020
Philippe Reines added more fuel to the rising speculation of a Clinton run
A longtime top adviser to Hillary Clinton left the door open during a Wednesday night interview on whether Clinton is preparing to run for president again in 2020.
Philippe Reines added more fuel to the rising speculation that Clinton could join the 2020 presidential race, during an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
“So, I’m assuming what I just said and what we’re hearing is true, that if she thought she was the best position to beat Donald Trump, she would get in the race,” Carlson began.
“You know, she ran for president because she thought she would be the best president,” Reines replied.
“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.”
“She’s not — she hasn’t foreclosed the possibility, I guess,” Carlson responded.
Reines responded, “No, she has not.”
“That’s what I’m saying, too,” Carlson replied. “So, really the question, and that doesn’t surprise anybody who’s followed the Clintons, right?”
“No,” Reines answered.
Earlier this week, political commentator and former Bill Clinton adviser, Dick Morris, also reinforced rumors of Clinton entering the Democratic presidential race.
During Sunday’s broadcast of “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, host John Catsimatidis asked Morris if there are any remaining candidates who are yet to announce they're going to run for 2020.
Morris replied, saying as long a Clinton has a “pulse,” there's a strong chance she will run.
“I think it’s always possible that Hillary runs,” Morris said.
“You know, John, there’s a test you can do at home. Just put your fingers on her wrist, and if you feel a pulse, you know she’s going to run.”
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The New York Times reported that Clinton would still consider entering the race under 'certain circumstances.'
“Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Bloomberg have both told people privately in recent weeks that if they thought they could win, they would consider entering the primary — but that they were skeptical there would be an opening, according to Democrats who have spoken with them,” The Times wrote.
“Democrats who have recently spoken with Mrs. Clinton say she shares the same concerns other party elites have about the field — worried about Mr. Biden’s durability, Ms. Warren’s liberal politics and unsure of who else can emerge to take on Mr. Trump,” the Times added.
“But these people, who spoke anonymously to discuss private conversations, say she enjoys the freedom that comes with not being on the ballot.”