Hillary Clinton is fueling speculation that she might launch another bid for the presidency in 2020.
The Democrat gave an ambiguous answer when discussing the next presidential election during a Q&A in New York with Recode on Friday.
When asked if she wanted to run again, Clinton said: ‘No, no.’
But after a brief pause, she responded: ‘Well I’d like to be president.’
The former presidential candidate went on to say there would be work to do when January 2021 comes around.
Hillary Clinton is fueling speculation that she might launch another bid for the presidency in 2020, saying: ‘Well I’d like to be president’
‘I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done. I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves.
‘We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we’re likely to do, what we think is important, so the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State department, and it’s just going to be a lot of heavy lifting.’
Clinton said she would think about 2020 after the midterms.
‘I’m not even going to even think about it until we get through this November 6 election about what’s going to happen after that,’ she said.
‘But I’m going to everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January of 2021.’
The Democrat gave an ambiguous answer when discussing the next presidential election during a Q&A in New York with Recode’s Kara Swisher on Friday
Clinton, pictured leaving the interview at the 92nd St Y in New York on Friday, said there would be work to do when January 2021 comes around
It comes after one of Clinton’s former advisers said earlier this month that she could challenge President Trump for the Oval Office again.
Philippe Reines told Politico: ‘It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero – but it’s not zero.’
‘It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix – either conversationally or in formal polling – as a 2020 candidate,’ Reines said.
‘She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.’
The former First Lady has been active on Twitter throughout the midterms and has ramped up her media appearances of late.
Meanwhile, Clinton was among the high-profile Democrats targeted last week by the Trump supporting pipe bomber.
Cesar Sayoc mailed a bomb to Clinton’s New York home last week but it was intercepted by the U.S. Secret Service.
Meanwhile, Clinton was among the high-profile Democrats targeted last week by the Trump supporting pipe bomber. A bomb was mailed to her Chappaqua home (above) but was intercepted by the U.S. Secret Service