Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering running for president — for a third time. The story feels like fake news, but it’s actually true and could arguably be the most embarrassing move in her political career.
“Clinton is telling people that she’s not closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020,” CNN’s Jeff Zeleny said Sunday on “Inside Politics. “I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this.’”
He continued: “It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting, or a plan in the works… But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it. She wants to take on Trump.”
There are many reasons for why Hillary Clinton lost the electoral college — the email scandal, sexism, Trump appealing to white racial resentment and the Russians’ influence on the election. Shortly after the loss, Clinton said about her emails, “It was a mistake, I’ve said it was a mistake. And obviously if I could turn the clock back, I wouldn’t have done it in the first place but the way it was used [the emails] was damaging. It became the major reason toward the end based on the based analysis I could find.” She also added that the Democratic National Committee was in disarray.
Barack Obama said in December of 2016 that he only campaigned in states where the Clinton team asked him to go such as North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Reportedly, the president argued for making a stop in Iowa, a state where he campaigned actively during his own bids for office. But Clinton’s team nixed the idea, sending him to the so-called battleground states.
Of the media, the president said that much of Clinton’s excellent policy and diplomatic credentials were lost in a sensationalist environment—fueled, he said, by information taken from Russian hacks, “In that scrum, in that swirl, you know, Donald Trump and his celebrity and his ability to garner attention and obviously tap into a lot of the anxieties and fears that some voters have, I think, definitely made a difference.”
Zeleny went on to ask, “Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
Twitter, on the other hand, seems to have a very certain answer. See the reactions below: