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Hillary Clinton insists she will NEVER run for president again after two failed bids

Hillary Clinton, 74, has said she will never run for president again after two unsuccessful bids for the White House in 2008 and 2016.

The former secretary of state said instead she would do whatever she can to make sure the person sitting behind the Resolute Desk ‘respects our democracy’ – a comment that carries a lot of weight after that President Joe Biden has been accused of calling Trump supporters a threat to democracy.

“Would you run for president again?” CBS reporter Norah O’Donnell interviewed Clinton.

“No, no,” she replied.

“But I’m going to do everything I can to make sure we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and defends our institutions,” the former New York senator added.

O’Donnell asked Clinton if she would run if Trump returned to the race.

“He should be soundly defeated,” Clinton said after noting she wouldn’t be the only one to do so.

“It should start in the Republican Party – develop a backbone!” Hold on to this guy! she pleaded.

“And God forbid if he gets the nomination, he must be defeated en bloc and sent back to Mar-a-Lago,” Clinton said.

Clinton is making the rounds to promote her new AppleTV+ docu-series with her daughter Chelsea Clinton. The show’s title Gutsy begins airing on Friday and will follow the mother-daughter duo on adventures featuring “brave and daring” women.

Hillary Clinton said she would never run for president again after two unsuccessful White House bids

Appearances on the show include actresses Kate Hudson, Mariska Hargitay and Goldie Hawn, comedian Amy Schumer, Kim Kardashian and soccer player Megan Rapinoe, among other highly recognizable women.

When asked in March if she was considering another run for the White House, Clinton also balked at the idea.

MSNBC’s hosts on Morning Joe asked the former Democratic presidential candidate about the prospect during an interview earlier this year, at which he laughed and said ‘no’.

“But I will certainly actively support women running for office and other candidates who I believe should be re-elected or elected, women and men,” she said at the time.

Hesitations are emerging over the prospect of Biden, 79, making a re-election bid in 2024 – with a new poll of Democratic lobbyists and advocacy groups showing that if the incumbent does not run, their next choice in line is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

But any Clinton whispers for the job were put to bed in her CBS interview where she said she would never seek the top job again.

In 2008 she lost the primary to Barack Obama and in 2016 she embarrassingly lost the general election to Trump.

Hillary Clinton insists she will NEVER run for president again after two failed bids

Hillary Clinton tours the media with her daughter Chelsea to promote their new AppleTV+ docuseries ‘Gutsy’

A main point that lost support among moderate factions of her party was an email scandal involving her handling of her government account when she was secretary of state.

She said in a tweet on Tuesday that there was no comparison between her deleting her government emails and destroying the device and Trump taking documents from the White House because she claims her emails did not contain no “classified” information.

“Can’t believe we’re still talking about this, but my emails…” Clinton tweeted on Tuesday.

She added: “As Trump’s problems continue to escalate, the right is again trying to get the word out about me… The thing is, I had no emails filed.”

“In contrast,” Clinton added in the thread, “Trump has hundreds of documents clearly marked as classified, and the investigation has just begun.”

Trump supporters and defenders have likened the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s private server used for official state business to the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence as evidence of a double standard within of the Ministry of Justice.

During her interview with CBS that aired Tuesday, Clinton accused Trump of leading a “seditious conspiracy” against the government ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“You know, I was secretary of state,” she noted. “I spent, you know, many days on planes, flying from place to place, encouraging people to have real democracy. And one of the hallmarks of real democracy is the peaceful transfer power.

“Was I happy when I beat Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the Electoral College?” No, I was not happy. Did I ever think for a nanosecond, “I’m going to claim victory and try to make the Democrats refuse to certify the election?” Nope.’

Hillary Clinton insists she will NEVER run for president again after two failed bids

Gutsy will follow mother-daughter duo Clinton on adventures featuring women they deem “bold and brave.” The show includes appearances from actresses Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn, comedian Amy Schumer, Kim Kardashian and soccer player Megan Rapinoe.

Clinton, however, reportedly called Trump an “illegitimate president”, pointing to Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

While it’s unclear whether Clinton will seek public office again, it’s unlikely she’ll accept a position after a long career in public office.

When she was elected to the Senate in 2000, she became the first woman to represent New York in the upper house of Congress and the first person to simultaneously serve as a senator and first lady of the United States.

She left the Senate shortly after her second term to become Obama’s Secretary of State after losing to him in the Democratic presidential primary and was later replaced by John Kerry.

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