Clinton finally rules out running for president in 2020 after 2016 failure
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Clinton finally rules out running for president in 2020 after 2016 failure

"I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," Clinton said in an interview with News 12, a local TV channel in New York, on Tuesday. The Democratic candidate was the front-runner in the 2016 US presidential election run-up but ended up losing to her Republican rival, Donald Trump. Clinton has, on numerous occasions, blamed Russia for losing the election to Trump, claiming that Moscow had colluded with the businessman-turned-politician. The allegations, however, have been repeatedly denied by both Trump and Russia. "I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out," Clinton said. "I'm not going anywhere. What's at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are happening right now, are deeply troubling to me." Hours after the announcement, Trump mocked Clinton’s decision not to run for president in 2020, claiming that his former opponent would be “sorely missed” in the race. “‘(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.’ Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!” the president wrote on Twitter. Clinton has already held private meetings with a range of Democratic candidates and individuals who are considering a run for the next year’s presidential election. Last month, the former secretary of state met with Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Biden, who is still considering whether he will launch a 2020 campaign. "I've told every one of them, don't take anything for granted, even though we have a long list of real problems and broken promises from this administration that need to be highlighted," Clinton said during the Tuesday interview. Asked if she would run again for some kind of public office, the 71-year-old seemed to avoid ruling that out. "I don't think so, but I love living in New York and I'm so grateful that I had the chance to be a senator for eight years and to work with people across our state," the former secretary of state said. Among the Democratic candidates who have declared their intention to run for president so far are Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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