She’s (maybe) running!
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sure sounded like someone who is still considering another run for the White House.
Clinton appeared in a pre-recorded video that aired on Thursday for the 2019 MAKERS conference, and she wasted little time arguing that “it takes a woman to get the job done.”
“Hello, MAKERS. I wish I could be there with you because this is such an important time.More than at any other point in my life, women are coming together to tackle big problems and rewrite old rules,” Clinton said, cracking a villainous smile.
“I am energized and encouraged by the diverse group of women everywhere who are speaking out. Speaking out against inequality, and bigotry, and racism, and homophobia, and organizing to create change in their communities and our country, refusing to give in to cynicism or fear,” she added.
The former secretary of state went on to note the increase in women being elected into office, a not-so-subtle indication that she is possibly still considering a third presidential run.
“You know, the tidal wave of women and young people running for office is helping to build an America that’s not only kinder, fairer, bigger-hearted, but safer, stronger and more secure,” Clinton said.
“And as Speaker Nancy Pelosi – doesn’t sound that great – has proved yet again, it often takes a woman to get the job done,” she said with a scratchy voice.
After boasting about how successful women have been in recent years, Clinton contradicted herself and claimed that the country isn’t doing enough for “women’s rights,” which came across as another reference to her potential third presidential run.
“This is a pivotal moment, and all together, I believe, there is nothing we can’t do. So, here’s to the work ahead. And I look forward to working with you every step of the way,” she told.
It was recently reported that Clinton hasn’t ruled out running for president in 2020.
More importantly, Clinton has also been stepping all over the female Democratic candidates who have announced presidential bids.
When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, announced earlier this month that’s she’s running for president, “reports” emerged that Clinton is still considering a White House bid.
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny told “Inside Politics.”
“She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that,” he added.
Clinton has tried to steal the spotlight from several other fellow female Democrats.
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, announced on New Year’s Eve that she launched a presidential exploratory committee, Clinton posted a picture to Twitter on that same day to draw the attention back to herself.
Clinton posted a picture of former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and herself when she was the first lady on November 5, 1996.
“I’m grateful to everyone who brought light into 2018: organizers, journalists, candidates, marchers, activists, and voters. Here’s to you. Happy New Year,” Clinton wrote.
I'm grateful to everyone who brought light into 2018: organizers, journalists, candidates, marchers, activists, and voters. Here's to you. Happy New Year. pic.twitter.com/EHksvIpSXo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 31, 2018
Roughly a week before that, Clinton took to Twitter to post another image of her time in the White House celebrating Christmas when New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally announced her presidential campaign.
“Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!” she wrote.
Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today! pic.twitter.com/J1htJS8G46
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 25, 2018
Every time a female announced their presidential campaign, Clinton took to social media to remind the women — which she claimed to care about empowering — that she’s already been there and done that.