Hillary Clinton will be ‘sorely missed’ in 2020 presidential election, says Donald Trump
Washington, March 7: US President Donald Trump had made it a routine affair to mock Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who had contested against him in the 2016 presidential election. He had attacked her in relation to all sort of issues, including corruption and often described her as "crooked Hillary".
On Tuesday, March 5, he mocked Hillary yet again saying the Democratic leader would be "sorely missed" in the 2020 presidential election. On Monday, March 4, Hillary, 71, announced that she would not be contesting the presidential election again. In 2016, she had polled more votes than Trump though she lost eventually.
"'(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.' Aw-shucks, does that mean I won't get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!" the president tweeted.
“(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
Trump himself has already nominated him for the 2020 electoral race.
Hillary, who had contested the 2008 presidential election race as well but lost to party colleague Barack Obama who eventually became the president. She served for four years as the secretary of state under Obama presidency. Hillary, however, will not be completely out of the scenario as she will be working for the party's unity and other aspects ahead of the election.
"I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," she said of the 2020 presidential election in an interview with News 12 in New York state.
Shortly after Trump's mocking tweet, Clinton tweeted a gif from the movie "Mean Girls" with a character saying: "Why are you so obsessed with me?"
While Trump's tweet received over 1.47 lakh likes, Hillary's one got 2.80 lakh likes.
Over a dozen Democratic candidates - a lot of them being women - have already joined the presidential race.