Hillary Clinton has seemingly made a decision on whether she might challenge Donald Trump once again in 2020, telling News 12 Westchester, “I’m not running.”
While she may not be seeking to become a three-time presidential candidate, Clinton says she will remain active in the Democrat sphere, helping others who might be able to defeat the President.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she told reporter Tara Rosenblum. “I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” Clinton added, uttering four words sure to deliver nightmares to most Americans.
JUST IN: Hillary Clinton announces she will not be running for President in 2020. Video from CNN/News 12 Westchester. pic.twitter.com/DD4yyVFnN5
— Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) March 5, 2019
“What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me,” she said. “And I’m also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again? We’ve just gotten so polarized. We’ve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”
Yes, I’d say that calling half of America ‘deplorable’ tends to make things polarizing. Not to mention stealing the nomination from Bernie Sanders and alienating his supporters. Oh, and being a career liar tends to be frowned upon as well.
Takes Another Swipe at Trump Supporters
Additionally, without uttering his name, Clinton made reference to supporters of the President as having been duped into voting for him in 2016.
“People need to understand that in many cases, they were sold a bill of goods,” she claimed. “We can’t take anything for granted. We have to work really, really hard to make our case to the American people, and I’m gonna do everything I can to help the Democrats win back the White House.”
From her lips to God’s ears – let’s hope she campaigns with the Democrat nominee, whomever it may be. Her presence alone will cause some Democrat voters to stay home and some Republican voters to go to the polls.
Reports even surfaced during the midterms that showed some Democrats still viewed her as a political liability, referring to her support as “the kiss of death.”
Do You Believe Her?
It’s impossible to take any politician seriously when they say they aren’t running, especially one as perpetually dishonest as Clinton. Take Kirsten Gillibrand, for example, who ran her Senate campaign on the promise that she would not run for president, only to backtrack months later.
Clinton’s new announcement to ‘not run’ is in contrast to just over a month ago when multiple resources claimed she was ‘not closing the door’ on the possibility.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 27, 2019
Philippe Reines, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton, made the assertion back in October that the two-time presidential election loser could be the Democrat Party’s best hope to defeat Trump.
Shortly after that, Clinton told a crowd of adoring fans that she’d “like to be President.”
Perhaps stating that ‘I’m not running’ is simply stating the reality of that particular day, and she’s still holding out hope of jumping in at a later date. Do you think she’s done?