Republican President Donald Trump wants a rematch with Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state, in the 2020 presidential election.
Taking to his favorite social media platform, Twitter, on Oct. 8, Trump announced: “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren.”
The president said that he had “only one condition” for Clinton to enter the race.
“The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting C Subpoena!” Trump added.
I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
Dont tempt me. Do your job.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019
Clinton responded on Twitter, telling Trump: “Dont tempt me. Do your job.”
Rumors about Clinton entering the race at this relatively late stage have been flying lately, prompted in part by an upcoming event at Clintons house in Washington hosted by the Democratic National Committee and the Womens Leadership Forum.
The Oct. 16 event costs $15,000 to $50,000 for attendees.
Some Democratic activists and thought leaders have pushed for Clinton to try again after losing to Trump in 2016, including the National Democratic Training Committee.
In an email last year sent via ThinkProgress, the committee said: “Were still reeling from the 2016 Presidential Election. Even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost three MILLION votes—Donald Trump won because of Russian interference. We dont think thats fair. What if Hillary had another shot?”
The email included a poll asking people if they thought Clinton should run in 2020.