Hillary Clinton rules out running for White House again, saying it would be “disturbing” for Biden.


Hillary Clinton has ruled out running for the White House again, saying it would be “disruptive” to run against President Joe Biden.

This was announced by the former foreign minister financial times that the possibility of running again after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016 was “ruled out” as she said she expects Mr. Biden to run for a second term.

“No, it’s out of the question,” she said when asked about a potential 2024 offer.

“First of all, I expect Biden to run. He definitely intends to run. It would be very disturbing to question that.”

Ms Clinton said she believes Mr Trump is also likely to compete in the 2024 race, adding that she is unsure which GOP members will be running against him.

“I think if he can, he’ll walk again,” she said.

“Follow the money with Trump — he’s got about $130 million in his bank account that he used to travel around funding anti-election organization … I don’t know who’s going to challenge him in the Republican primary.”

She warned that the US is on the verge of “losing our democracy” and called on the Democratic Party to unite to ensure it wins the next election.

“We are on the verge of losing our democracy and everything that interests everyone else then disappears,” she said.

“You see, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so scary that anything that doesn’t help you win shouldn’t be a priority.”

She pointed to calls to defund the police and raised concerns that the far left could jeopardize the Democratic Party’s chances of staying in the White House.

“You need understandable measures. But you also need police. It doesn’t even pass the political common sense test of not believing that,” she said.

“Some positions are so extreme on both the right and the left that they retreat to their corners… Politics should be the art of addition, not subtraction.”

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during a 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

Mr. Biden has repeatedly said he will seek re-election in 2024, despite alleged concerns from his Democrats about dismal poll numbers, his age and whether he can take on Mr. Trump a second time.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on his plans to run this week.

“What I can say is that the president has said repeatedly that he plans to run in 2024 and I have to leave it at that,” she told CNN.

“All I can say is that the President intends to do what the President intends to do.”

A report in The Washington Post on Friday said his team plans to announce its bid in spring 2023 and has been pouring funds into key battleground states of 2024 in preparation.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has also repeatedly teased a 2024 bid, stirring up a crowd at a Conservative conference on Friday and asking, “Anybody want me to run for president?”

A campaign for Mr. Trump would come at a time when his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots is under investigation and he faces several other criminal investigations into his business practices.

The January 6 hearings have so far provided damning testimonies from Mr Trump’s own inner circle about how he ran a pressure campaign to get Vice President Mike Pence to overthrow the presidential election even though he knew he had lost to Mr Biden .


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