Hillary Clinton hints at running against Donald Trump in 2020 election, saying ‘I’d like to be president’

Former Democratic presidential nominee suggests she will decide after midterms

Harriet Agerholm
Monday 29 October 2018 17:20
Hillary Clinton admits she still wants to be President

Hillary Clinton has indicated she could make a bid for the White House in 2020, saying, “I’d like to be president”.

It comes amid growing speculation that the former Democratic presidential nominee could announce another run following the midterm elections.

Asked whether she would run again by journalist Kara Swisher at a live event in New York, Ms Clinton initially said no.

But when pressed on the issue, Ms Clinton said: “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.”

She continued: “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.”

Asked if she personally would be doing any ”lifting”, Ms Clinton said: “I have no idea.”

“I’m not even going to even think about it ‘til 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.”

Earlier in October, Ms Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton announced they would headline a series of live events together across the country.

Tickets to the debates on the tour, where the couple will discuss politics moments in recent history, cost up to $699 (£544).

The Clintons were among 13 critics of Donald Trump who were sent bombs in the mail last week that were intercepted by the secret service.