Hillary Clinton Shuts Down Rumors of Being Bloomberg’s Running Mate: ‘Oh, No’

PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage at Cinema Cafe during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at the Filmmaker Lodge on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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Hillary Clinton stated she would not consider being Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg’s vice-presidential candidate should he receive the party’s nomination later this year.

Clinton said at a Clinton Global Initiative event held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday:

Oh, no. I’m just waiting and watching as this plays out. I will support whoever the nominee is because I think, for all the reasons you can imagine, and here in Puerto Rico there are many, we need to have a new president for our country.

Clinton also added that she wants to “see Puerto Rican American citizens be able to vote for president.”

Clinton’s remarks were made after she was questioned about a report from Matt Drudge that claimed Bloomberg was considering asking Clinton to join his presidential ticket.

Drudge shared the report on Saturday after sources close to the New York billionaire’s team stated he was considering Clinton as a choice and a poll found that the two would do surprisingly well with voters.

Earlier this month, Clinton would not rule out becoming vice president and told Ellen Degeneres, “I never say never because I do believe in serving my country.”

In contrast to her remarks to Ellen Degeneres, Clinton said on January 27 that she could beat President Trump if she ran against him in November.

“Yeah. I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome,” she told Variety magazine.

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