This week, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live. During the interview host, Emma Barnett asked Clinton about the rumors circulating that she will throw her hat in the political arena and run for president in 2020.
“As I say, never, never, never say never,” Clinton, 72, responded.
She then added, “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.”
Clinton shared that she often thinks about what kind of president she would have been had she won the 2016 election. It’s something that she believes will always haunt her.
“Of course, I think about it. I think about it all the time,” Clinton stated.
If Clinton is still considering entering the race, she will have missed the Nov. 15 deadline to be on the Democratic ballot in several states. New Hampshire’s deadline is Nov. 15, Alabama and Arkansas’ deadlines have passed.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed to run just last week just one day before the deadline in Alabama. Former Gov. Deval Patrick has now come forward to state that he will most likely announce a run for the presidency. Many people are now waiting to see if Hillary Clinton is next in line to announce her candidacy.
Every appearance that Clinton has made in recent weeks she has been asked if she will be running in 2020. It has been the mainstay question during her book tour with her daughter, Chelsea. Hillary and Chelsea co-wrote a book together titled “The Book of Gutsy Women.”
Several times Clinton has hinted at a run. She even alluded to the possibility of running on Twitter in an exchange with Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted, “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!”
Don’t tempt me. Do your job.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019
Clinton responded with “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”