Taste For Power Allures Clinton as She Could Still Run for President in 2020

Published October 29th, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
Hillary Clinton is poised to take on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. (AFP/File)
Hillary Clinton is poised to take on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. (AFP/File)

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leaving the door open on 2020, saying that even though she doesn't want to run again for the White House, "I'd like to be president."

Clinton made the remarks in a recent interview amid increasing speculation that the former secretary of state might launch another bid for the US presidency after the midterm elections.

"Do you want to run again?" host Kara Swisher asked Clinton, who turned 71 on October 26.

"No," she replied quickly, but then added, "I’d like to be president."

She went on to say that "there’s going to be so much work to be done" after a Democrat "hopefully" wins the next presidential election.

"The work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been in the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department," she said, listing off the qualifications that she often touted during the 2016 bid which she lost to her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

Trump has invited “loser” Clinton to try her luck again in 2020.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” Trump tweeted last year.

In response, Clinton described Trump as “obsessed” with her.

“Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” she said.

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, announced this month that they will be starting on a countrywide tour over the next year, hosting discussions about politics across the country.

Clinton has said she still regrets losing the 2016 presidential face-off with Trump.

"No, I'm not over it. I still think about the 2016 election. I still regret the mistakes I made. I still think, though, that understanding what happened in such a weird and wild election in American history will help us defend our democracy in the future," she told graduating Yale students in May.

Clinton had been leading Trump throughout the campaign in most of the polls except for the last week of the election when she lost ground to Trump. Eventually, the billionaire businessman defeated the former first lady.

Clinton has, on numerous occasions, blamed Russia for losing the election to Trump, claiming that Moscow had colluded with her rival. The allegations, however, have been repeatedly denied by both Trump and Russia.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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