Nov 13, 2019 12:12 AM PST
Hillary Clinton sure knows how to make headlines. While promoting her new book, The Book of Gutsy Women, the former secretary of state made an appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live where she shocked many by saying that she is thinking about jumping in the already-crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
Clinton claims that “many, many, many people” are pressuring her to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s general election.
The politician said:“I, as I say, never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you, and I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it.”
Clinton added: “But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”
Clinton had many kind words for Meghan Markle, who is often getting bashed by the media no matter what she does or says.
Clinton shared: “Oh my God, I want to hug her! I feel as a mother, and I just want to put my arms around her. I want to tell her to hang in there, don’t let those bad guys get you down. Keep going, do what you think is right.”
She went on to reveal: “We each have to do what we think is the right thing for ourselves and in her case, I would imagine for her son… I think absolutely there’s a racist and a sexist element to what’s going on here. She has made her own way in the world. Then she falls in love, and he falls in love with her, and everybody should be celebrating that because it is a true love story. You can just look at them and see that.”
Clinton then stated: “You know, it’s not easy. And there are some techniques that can be learned along the way, some humor, some deflection, whatever, which I’m sure she will come to. But it is tough what she is going through. And I think she deserves a lot better.”
Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken publicly about how hard it is to be scrutinized in the Harry & Meghan: An African Journey documentary.
Meghan revealed: “I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair. That’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile. I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”
Experts say Clinton will probably not jump in the race.