Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has ruled out the possibility of her running second time for the US president’s post in the 2020 elections.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” BBC reported citing Clinton revealing it to a private New York channel.
As the Democratic candidate in 2016, Clinton was widely expected to become the first female US president, before a shock defeat by Trump.
Asked if she would run again for any public office in future, she said: “I don’t think so.”
The interview is the first time Mrs Clinton has definitively rebutted speculation that she might take on Trump again in 2020.
She said she had spoken to some of the declared 2020 Democratic candidates. “I’ve told every one of them, don’t take anything for granted,” she said.
Clinton was the first female presidential nominee for a major US party in the nation’s history.
Her defeat prompted a period of soul-searching for the Democratic Party, which is now gearing up for a wide-open primary contest that has already seen more than 10 contenders announce a run.