WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Hillary Clinton said that she could beat President Donald Trump “again” if she decided to run for the White House one more time.
- Clinton made the comment Tuesday night during an appearance at “PBS NewsHour” where she also mentioned “how obsessed” Trump remains with her.
- Trump had taunted “crooked Hillary” earlier in the day, teasing her to run again in 2020, to which Clinton responded: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
During an appearance on “PBS NewsHour,” Hillary Clinton stated on Tuesday evening that she could beat President Donald Trump “again” if she would run for the White House… again.
Clinton graced the show with daughter Chelsea to talk about their new book, “Gutsy Women.”
Earlier in the day, Trump mockingly suggested she runs in 2020 and again brought up her missing emails.
“You know, it truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me,” the former First Lady said of Trump. “But this latest tweet is so typical of him. Nothing has been more examined and looked at than my emails. We all know that. So he’s either lying or delusional, or both.”
“There was no subpoena, as he says in a tweet this morning,” the former Secretary of State added.
Clinton then hinted that “maybe there does need to be a rematch” before declaring that: “Obviously, I can beat him again.”
But she noted that she was making the comment in jest.
“But, just seriously, I don’t understand, I don’t think anybody understands what motivates him, other than personal grievance, other than seeking adulation,” she said about the president’s tweet.
Trump had called her “crooked Hillary” on Twitter earlier in the day, suggesting she runs again and tries to “steal it away from uber-left Elizabeth Warren.”
But with one condition: “The crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors, including how and why she deleted 33,000 e-mails AFTER getting ‘C’ subpoena.”
In response, Clinton tweeted: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
She continued to criticize him later in the interview.
“ I think a lot of Americans understandably thought… Once he’s in the office, he will certainly moderate his behavior.’ Well, we have seen, no, he hasn’t,” she said.
Clinton said that she supports the impeachment effort despite her husband Bill Clinton’s own impeachment.
In 2017, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, garnering more than 2.8 million more ballots than Trump, who won in the Electoral College, 304 to 227.
On Monday, a Rasmussen poll revealed that Trump and Clinton would be “dead even” in a 2020 rematch. Each candidate received 45 percent of the vote, with the rest of potential voters remaining undecided.
However, only 18 percent think Clinton should run again, according to Rasmussen.
Source: New York Post