During a recent interview with Variety Magazine, Hillary Clinton admitted that she does have the “urge” to throw her hat back in the political arena and run against Trump.
When asked if she thought she could beat Trump if she was running in 2020, she replied, “Yeah. I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome.”
She then added, “and the more we learn, the more that seems to be the case. But I’m going to support the people who are running now and do everything I can to help elect the Democratic nominee.”
Clinton shared that a lot had changed since 2016 when Trump won the presidential election.
“I think there’s a story now to be told. Before he was a blank slate. He was a guy that people saw on their TVs. As you know, he was a reality TV star,” Clinton stated. “Now I think there’s a record that he’s going to have to be held accountable for.”
Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 by more than 3 million votes. Clinton supports abolishing the Electoral College.
“The person who gets the most votes should win,” she said. “The Electoral College is an anachronism that foils the rights of the majority of Americans to choose our leaders.”
While talking with the journalist from Variety, Clinton also spoke about the backlash she has received from her statements about Bernie Sanders in the documentary “Hillary” that will debut on Hulu on March 6. In the documentary, Clinton said she did not think Sanders was the right candidate to take on Trump and that she wasn’t going to commit to endorsing him if he became the Democratic presidential nominee.
“I think we did that interview about a year and a half ago. I wasn’t thinking about the election by any means. I’ve said I’m going to support the nominee,” she said of Sanders, who ran against her during the 2016 Democratic primary.
“But I do think it’s important to look at somebody’s record and look at what they’ve gotten done and see whether you agree with that or not. I think that’s what every voter paying attention should do,” Clinton added.