Hillary Clinton on possible 2020 run: ‘I’d like to be president’

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The former secretary of state was asked by Recode's Kara Swisher in an interview on Friday if she had plans to challenge President Trump in 2020. Swisher called out the pauses, and this was Clinton's next sentence: "Well, I'd like to be president".

Asked by Swisher whether she would be doing any of the lifting, Clinton said: "I have no idea. And I don't think it's politically correct to say, we value that".

"Tweeps, simmer down!" Swisher tweeted.

Clinton: Well, that was Eric Holder. Given such, don't be surprised if the DNC turns against Clinton, favoring more electable candidates.

Democrat and former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe also poured cold water on Mrs Clinton joining the 2020 race, telling U.S. television broadcaster MSNBC she will "never be in the ballot again".

Meanwhile, she and former president Bill Clinton are going on a speaking tour that is now scheduled to wrap up in May 2019.

While Mrs Clinton has a base of support among Democrats, many in the party would prefer she keep a lower profile, pointing to her low approval rating and arguing she is a distraction to the party's mid-term messaging.

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"Oh I have no idea", Mrs. Clinton replied.

"We have confused our friends and our enemies", she said.

Clinton in September released a few afterward for her campaign memoir, "What Happened", criticizing the Trump administration's policies and expressing concern that the nation's democracy is "in crisis". She has also has maintained an active presence in Democratic circles, appearing alongside candidates such as Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor running for governor of Florida. Right now, Democratic Party is working hard to win the midterm elections to gain House majority which would be for the first time in about a decade.

Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son, pounced on Clinton's comment and compared it to the manner in which the news media covers controversial statements from the president.

When pressed on whether she's running, Reines told Politico, "It's somewhere between highly unlikely and zero, but it's not zero". "But I feel very confident in saying she's not going to run for president".

"Well, that was Eric Holder", Clinton said. I don't think there's any question about that even among progressives.