Hillary Clinton has been the face of the Democratic Party for decades.
But the former First Lady and Secretary of State was stunned to be defeated by Donald Trump in 2016.
And now she’s said three words about running against Trump in 2020 that no one ever thought they would hear.
Hillary Clinton is living in the twilight zone.
The former Secretary of State believed she was a shoo-in to become the next President of the United States back in 2016.
But the Democratic nominee was stunned when she lost to Donald Trump in one of the most surprising election results in American history.
Since losing to Trump, Clinton has tried her best to remain in the spotlight.
And that has naturally led to much speculation about a potential third run for the White House.
However, Clinton shut that talk down this week.
“I’m not running,” Clinton said in an interview with News 12 on Monday.
Those words were perhaps the most shocking thing Clinton could have ever said.
No one believed that someone who had spent her entire life seeking to obtain greater political power would announce that they wouldn’t be running for office again, especially after coming so close to being President.
But Clinton ruled out the possibility of a rematch between her and President Trump in 2020.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” Clinton said.
She also added, “I want to be sure that people understand, I’m going to keep speaking out. I’m not going anywhere. What’s at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. … We’ve gotten into really opposing camps, unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”
The fact that Clinton passed up on another run for the White House is massive.
She had been rumored to be considering another run for the presidency as late as last month, and her decision to stay out of the Democratic primaries leaves the field wide open.
With no clear frontrunner, Clinton’s choice of passing on another campaign means that the Democratic nomination contest will be one giant free for all, unlike anything America has ever seen.
The race has already grown to about a dozen candidates, with more potentially jumping in the coming weeks.
To add to the stunning news, Clinton commented that she doesn’t see any scenario in which she will be running for any other elected office again.
This means that 2019 marked the end of an era that began over a quarter-century ago.
The age of the Clinton political dynasty seems to have finally come to an end.
President Trump can not notch another historic accomplishment in his belt.
He more or less single-handedly brought to an end both the Bush and Clinton political dynasties, which had seemed poised to continue dominating American politics for another generation before he stepped in and shattered both Jeb Bush’s and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns for President in 2016.
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