Hillary Clinton has ruled out a rematch against President Trump in 2020.
Clinton said for the first time on camera that she won’t run for the White House in the next presidential election, ending months of speculation that she might launch a third run for president.
"I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," she told New York state TV station News 12 Westchester.
In the 2016 election, Clinton defeated Trump by 4.9 percentage points in Colorado. Trump won the national election in the Electoral College despite trailing Clinton by nearly 3 million votes.
Though it appeared unlikely she’d run in 2020, Clinton reportedly had told friends she was not closing the door on running again, as Trump faces indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion.
Her former campaign chairman John Podesta in January called the speculation over whether she would launch another campaign "media catnip."
“She’s not running for president,” Podesta said then. “We got a lot of great candidates out there right now. I think the Democratic primary’s going to be a spirited one.”
Just because she’s not running doesn’t mean she plans on staying silent, Clinton said.
"I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out," Clinton said. "I'm not going anywhere. What's at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. And I'm also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again? We've just gotten so polarized. We've gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I've ever seen in my adult life."
Clinton has met with a handful of 2020 candidates, including former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as well as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., according to CNN.