The former secretary of state and former first lady told the Financial Times that she expects President Joe Biden to run for a second term, and does not want to disrupt his campaign.
“No, out of the question,” she said. “First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that.”
Hillary says Trump beating her in 2016 was “traumatic” & “almost eschatological” (theology related to end of the world), says Capitol riot would’ve happened in 2017 if she’d won, seems to say voter suppression may have led to her loss, & talks Putin/2016.https://t.co/4UZBycCBIa pic.twitter.com/tAotIdrEMO
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) June 18, 2022
Clinton lost in the Democratic party primaries to former Presidnt Barak Obama in 2008, then again in the 2016 general election to former President Donald Trump.
Clinton has long claimed that the 2016 win was stolen from her.
Biden has stated that he intends to run in 2024. By that time he will be 82 years old. If he does win another term, Biden will leave the white house when he is 86.
If Biden does not attempt another run, sitting Vice President Kamala Harris may step in. However, he approval ratings are as low as the president’s, and she stepped out of the 2020 primaries early on due to lack of support.
Clinton also mentioned in the interview that she believes Trump will go for the 2024 nomination again, making this his third run for president.
“I think if he can, he’s going to run again,” she said. “Follow the money with Trump — he’s raised about $130 million sitting in his bank account that he used to travel around, to fund organizing against elections … I don’t know who will challenge him in the Republican primary.”
Clinton also mentioned that her 2016 loss to Trump “haunts her.”