Hillary Clinton ran against Donald Trump in 2016, and she suffered a devastating loss. Will she try one more time to be the first female president of the United States? Her answer is an emphatic "No."
“As an active politician, it’s over,” Clinton told Jane Pauley in a Sunday interview on CBS Sunday Morning reported People Magazine. “I am done with being a candidate."
However, that doesn't mean that Clinton will be leaving politics entirely. She still intends to weigh in.
"But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake," she added.
Her decision might have something to do with the nature of her defeat. Clinton told the interviewer that she was so certain she'd defeat Donald Trump, that she only drafted one speech—a victory speech.
Her confidence even extended to financial decisions. She and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, purchased a second home next to their house in Chappaqua, New York. The house was meant to be a location for White House staff and security.
“I just felt this enormous letdown, just kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness,” said Clinton about the disappointing end to her 2016 campaign. “It was a very hard transition. I really struggled. I couldn’t feel, I couldn’t think; I was just gob-smacked, wiped out.”
Clinton did not announce how she plans on being involved in politics in the future. However, she did share that she's launched a Political Action Committee called “Onward Together.” The PAC supports progressive candidates and organizations.
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