Terry McAuliffe: Clinton Likely Done With Politics
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe believes that Hillary Clinton will retire from politics, especially after Hillary’s loss this November.
The Hill reports:
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s governor and a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said Wednesday he thinks the family is probably done with politics.
“I’ve had many conversations with the Clinton family. We’re friends. It’s hard, very tough. I think on Election Day everybody felt pretty good. I think the Trump campaign thought they were gonna lose. And you know, this is what happens in elections,” McAuliffe said in an interview on WTOP radio, The Washington Post reported.
When asked about the future, McAuliffe said he doesn’t see Hillary Clinton returning to politics.
“I don’t think Hillary has any interest in running again. I’ll let her speak for herself. I haven’t asked her that. I think the president’s probably going to go back, working on all the good deeds he’s done before in helping people around the globe. You know, there are elections. We’ve got to move forward. As governor of Virginia, I’ve got to move forward.”
McAuliffe, who chaired Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, said that despite the loss, he is ready to work with president-elect Donald Trump. He said he sent Trump a congratulatory letter the day after the election, and looks forward to Trump’s plans to improve the nation’s infrastructure.
“I have known Donald Trump for 20 years, had dinner with him, golfed with him,” McAuliffe said. “When I ran [for governor] in ’09, he actually wrote me a $25,000 check. So I look forward to a productive relationship.”
“Would I much prefer to have President Clinton and Vice President Tim Kaine from Virginia? Of course,” he said. “But it is what it is.”
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