She just won’t go away.
Speculation is running hot that Hillary Clinton — a spring chicken at age 74 compared to the 79-year-old President Joe Biden — is maneuvering to run for president again in 2024.
Just this past Sunday, Clinton warned that former President Donald Trump is planning to run again, claiming there would be catastrophic consequences for America if he wins.
“I think that could be the end of our democracy,” she said in an interview with the Today Show. “Not to be too pointed about it, but I want people to understand that this is a make-or-break point.”
Clinton’s continued presence on the stage — liberal networks continue to put her on the air nearly every weekend — signals to some that she’s setting up a run. And with Biden plunging in the polls — along with Vice President Kamala Harris, who stood at just 28% approval rating in one recent poll — Clinton’s name recognition would once again put her at the head of the pack.
In her Sunday interview, Clinton said she tried to warn Americans about Trump in 2016, when she got crushed in the Electoral College in her loss to Trump, 306-232.
“I tried to warn people. I tried to make the case that this was really dangerous — the people he was allied with, what they were saying, what he might do,” she said. “Clearly, there were people who liked what they saw, despite what I see as the real dangers to our country. They turned out and voted for him.”
Last week, Clinton broke down in tears as she read the victory speech she planned to deliver if she had beat Trump in 2016. The mainstream media gobbled it up, dutifully writing and airing stories.
And the speculation that Clinton might run prompted the White House to comment on Monday about Biden’s plans. “The president has every intention of running for reelection,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily briefing.
Former Trump adviser Jason Miller said Clinton is attempting to “inject” herself into the 2024 race.
“Miller, during a Thursday episode of Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, suggested that Clinton was looking to position herself as potential Democratic contender to replace Biden,” Newsweek reported. “His remarks came after the former senator and former secretary of state read what would have been her 2016 victory speech — if she had won — in an emotional segment of a MasterClass talk on the power of resilience.”
“The fact of the matter is that Crooked [Hillary] is circling around Joe Biden almost like a buzzard looking at the carcass on the ground, saying, ‘It’s not going to be Joe Biden, it’s not going to be Kamala Harris. How can I go and insert myself into this national discussion and remind people that I’m still here?'” said Miller, who is now CEO of social media platform Gettr.
In October, Clinton made clear she’s never going away. “I will never be out of the game of politics,” Clinton said. “I’m not going to be running for anything,” she said, adding that she feels “our democracy is at stake.”