A top adviser to failed 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton said the 71-year-old hasnt ruled out another run for the presidency.
Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady, also lost in the Democratic primary in 2008.
“You know, she ran for president because she thought she would be the best president,” Philippe Reines said during an Oct. 23 appearance on Fox Newss “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump—I think she would think about it long and hard.”
“Shes not, she hasnt foreclosed the possibility, I guess,” host Tucker Carlson responded.
“No, she has not,” Reines said.
When Carlson said the news shouldnt be surprising to anyone who has followed the Clintons, Reines agreed. He also said the race would be different if it indeed ended up Clinton versus Trump again, noting voters could see Trumps record as president whereas he was a relative unknown in terms of governance in 2016.
“People would get to decide,” he said about Clintons “unlikely” run.
“She might as well run. She might be the best person to beat President Pence—Im sorry, I meant President Trump,” he added.
Reines also pushed back on the reports that suggested Clinton might run because she feels the current field is underwhelming.
“Shes not running because she has any anxiety about the Democratic field—she really likes a lot of the people running,” Reines said.