Hillary Clinton Warns She Will ‘Retire’ Trump in 2020
Says she will 'do everything I can to make that happen'
Hillary Clinton has warned that she will "do everything I can" to "retire" President Donald Trump in 2020.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live during her UK tour on Tuesday, twice-failed presidential candidate Clinton said she is under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run.
While refusing to confirm her own Democratic nomination bid, Hillary declared that it's "imperative" that a Democrat is "restored" in the White House so the country can "regain its leadership and credibility."
When pressed about running against Trump herself, Clinton admitted she "think[s] about it all the time," and refused to rule it out completely, saying, "never, never, never say never."
Although she warned that, should she join the race or not, her role in the election will be to "help retire the current incumbent."
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When pressed by host Emma Barnett about her future in politics, Clinton said:
“I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways.
"And I want to retire him.”
.@HillaryClinton:— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 13, 2019
- "My goal is to help retire the current incumbent [Trump]
- I think about the kind of President I would have been all the time...obviously... I would have been a much better & successful President."
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When asked if she is ruling out her own 2020 run, Clinton said:
“I, as I say never, never, never say never. 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— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) November 12, 2019
To hear @EmmaBarnett's full interview with Hillary and @ChelseaClinton, check out #EmmaBarnettGetsAnswers on @BBCSounds
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Last month, reports began emerging that Democrats are preparing to drop support for the current Democratic presidential nomination frontrunners, and back Hillary Clinton in the 2020 race for the White House.
Speculation has been mounting for months now that Hillary is preparing to make a last-minute entry into the 2020 presidential race.
According to reports published in late October, members of the Democratic establishment now doubt any of the party’s current top candidates can beat President Trump next year.
While former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) battle it our for frontrunner status, with socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) trailing in third place, it's beginning to dawn on the Democrats that none of them have it in them to take on the powerhouse that President Trump.
Recent reports have stated that Clinton has said privately that she would only enter the race if she was certain she could win the nomination.