During a new interview on Monday, failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once again did not rule out throwing her hat into the 2020 presidential race, going so far as to claim that she is “under enormous pressure” to do so.
“As I say, never, never, never say never,” Clinton told BBC Radio when asked about a potential 2020 presidential run.
“I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” Clinton added, according to The Daily Caller. “But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”
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Clinton went on to say that she thinks “all the time” about what kind of president she would have been if she’d beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
“Of course I think about it. I think about it all the time,” she said, adding that she thinks about “what I would’ve done differently, and what it would’ve meant to our country and to the world.”
“I feel a sense of responsibility partly because, you know, my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways,” Clinton continued, according to The Hill. “And I want to retire him.”
Rumors have been swirling over the past few weeks that Clinton will indeed enter the 2020 presidential race, and some polls have said that she would be a frontrunner should she jump in. A recent New Hampshire between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 put Clinton at 18%, trailing only Joe Biden, who polled at 19%.
Last month, The New York Times reported that Clinton has been telling those in her inner circle that she will run if she’s positive that she can win. However, The Times added that Clinton is skeptical that she actually could beat Trump.
A few weeks ago, former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris said that he believes the former Secretary of State will enter the race because she “feels entitled” to the presidency.
“My feeling is that she wants to,” Morris said of her possible run. “She feels entitled to do it. She feels compelled to do it. She feels that God put her on the Earth to do it. But she’s hesitant because she realizes the timing is bad.”