Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a new interview that she can’t help but feel “the urge” to run against President Trump.
Hillary Clinton said she feels an "urge" to run and beat President Trump.— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) January 29, 2020
“I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome. And the more we learn, the more that seems to be the case.“ pic.twitter.com/KCGODERbG8
Clinton made the comment Monday during a filmed interview with Variety magazine at the Sundance Film Festival after the debut of her four-hour docu-series “Hillary.” During the interview, the reporter asked Clinton if she ever feels “the urge to think: ‘I could beat Donald Trump if I were running.’”
“Yeah,” Clinton replied. “I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome.”
She 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 did not reveal which of the other Democratic candidates she would vote for. “I’m going to vote. I’m going to leave it at that. I’ll definitely vote. I vote every time there’s an election,” she said.”
This is not the first time she has hinted to the possibility of taking on Trump again. Back in October, President Trump tweeted that “Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren” she tweeted back: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
Don’t tempt me. Do your job.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019
Just a month later, in a interview with BBC Radio, Clinton said she thinks “all the time” about what it would’ve been like if she had beaten Trump and was president.
“So of course I think about it, I think about it all the time,” Clinton said. “Being able to do that, and look, whoever wins next time is going to have a big task trying to fix everything that’s been broken.”
When she was pressed on whether she would run again, Clinton replied: “I, as I say, never, never, never say never.”
In the Variety interview, Clinton was asked about the remarks she made about Sen. Bernie Sanders in her documentary that prompted a whirlwind of criticism.
In the documentary, she said that “nobody likes Sanders or wants to work with him,” adding: “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
I think we did that interview about a year and a half ago. I wasn’t thinking about the election by any means,” Clinton said. “I’ve said I’m going to support the nominee. 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.