Hillary Clinton says she’s not running for U.S. president in 2020, her former campaign chairman said late Tuesday, telling CNN that he takes her at her word despite rumblings otherwise.
“She would’ve been a great president but she said she’s not running for president,” John Podesta said. He said that reporting by CNN’s Jeff Zeleny that the former Democratic nominee had told associates she was not closing the door on a 2020 run was “media catnip.”
He also said that though he wished the former secretary of State was president, “I take her at her word. She’s not running for president.”
As the field of potential candidates to take on President Donald Trump in 2020 begins to take shape, Clinton’s name has been floated more than once as a possible candidate.