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Hillary Clinton refuses to rule out 2020 run as Democrats line up potential path to nomination

HILLARY Clinton has said she feels an urge to enter the 2020 presidential race and that she believes she could win.

The 72-year-old, who lost out to Donald Trump in the 2016 contest, was speaking at the Sundance festival ahead of the release of a documentary series about her life.

Asked whether she ever felt an urge to run again, and whether she thought she could beat Trump if she did, she said: “Yeah.

"I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome.

“The more we learn, the more that seems to be the case.

"But I'm going to support the people who are running now and do everything I can to help elect the Democratic nominee.”

Speculation mounted late last year that Clinton would announce another run for the White House after she launched a number of attacks on Trump, labelling him a "corrupt human tornado" and "illegitimate president".

Asked whether she had decided which of the Democratic candidates she would back this time, she said: "I'm going to vote. I'll tell you that.

"I'm telling everybody everywhere I go, 'Whoever the nominee is, support that nominee'.

"Whether it's someone you voted for or not in the primary process.

"The most important responsibility we all have is to retire Donald Trump."

'NOBODY LIKES HIM'

Clinton drew attention last week after a snippet from the film was released in which she was critical of former rival Bernie Sanders.

“Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him," she said of the senator.

"He got nothing done. He was a career politician."

Sanders is, along with former vice president Joe Biden, among the favourites to be facing Trump on the Democratic ticket this November.

Asked about the clip at Sundance, Clinton said: “I think we did that interview about a year and a half ago.

"I wasn't thinking about the election by any means.

"I've said I'm going to support the nominee.

"But I do think it's important to look at somebody's record and look at what they've gotten done and see whether you agree with that or not.

“I think that's what every voter paying attention should do.”


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