Will She Run? Hillary Walking Back Comment That She Is Not Running

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After making headlines all day Tuesday for saying that she will not be running for president in 2020, it now seems that Hillary Clinton has in fact not closed the door entirely.

“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” the former presidential nominee told News 12 Westchester. She insisted that she would remain relevant and has no plans of “going anywhere.”

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But late Tuesday, Maggie Haberman, a political reporter for the New York Times, tweeted that she spoke with a person close to the former secretary of state. The unnamed source said Clinton was not trying to “be emphatic and close the door on running” with the comment and was apparently “surprised” at the reaction.


President Trump said earlier that Clinton would “be sorely missed” in 2020. Clinton appeared to respond to Trump’s comment with a gif from “Mean Girls,” asking, “Why are you so obsessed with me?”

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