Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed during an interview with CBS’ Nora O’Donnell this week that she will never attempt to run for the presidency again.
Clinton failed to secure the Democratic nomination in 2008, and lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
In the interview, Clinton stated “going to do everything I can to make sure that we have a president that respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions” in reference to her feud with Trump.
Given that Clinton responded, “no, no”” when asked if she would consider seeking the presidency, she does not appear to believe running against Trump would enable her to do everything she can to make sure that we have a president that respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”
EXCLUSIVE: @HillaryClinton tells @NorahODonnell she does not plan to run for president again, but did vow to do everything she can to ensure a future president “respects our democracy.” Adding if Trump runs again that Republicans should “grow a backbone.” pic.twitter.com/GMwJ6qMF5Y
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 6, 2022
Clinton also claims she did not contest the results after she massively lost to Republican businessman Donald Trump and would later blame on Russian election interference — as opposed to her own unlikeability.
“Was I happy when I beat Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the Electoral College? No,” Clinton told Norah O’Donnell. “Did I ever for a nanosecond think, ‘I’m gonna claim victory and try to get the Democrats to refuse to certify the election’? No.”
In fact, Clinton in her own words said that the 2016 election was “stolen” from her by Trump, who she added was “illegitimate,” as seen in a video posted by the “RNC Research” Twitter account that features 9 minutes of popular Democrats recently denying elections that they lost and blaming Russian interference.
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Clinton said hinting at her failed 2016 bid.
“Trump knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton said in the video, 4 years before the same type of rhetoric directed towards Democrat Joe Biden would cause millions of Trump supporters to be branded as “election deniers” and enemies of the state.