Former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta said the twice-failed presidential candidate is not planning on a 2020 run.
Last night on CNN, Podesta said, “I think this is media catnip. I take her at her word. She’s not running for president.”
“I love her. I wish she was president,” he said. “She would’ve been a great president, but she says she’s not running for president”
On Sunday, CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said he was told Clinton was planning a 2020 run.
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” he said.
He continued, “It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting or a plan in the works.”
Zeleny said that most losing presidential candidates “never totally close the doors to running for president…But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump.”