Hillary Clinton tamps down report she will be Bloomberg’s running mate

Former secretary of state and two-time Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Tuesday dismissed reports earlier this week that she was in the running to become 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s running mate.

“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,” she said at a Clinton Global Initiative event in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Her denial came in response to a moderator’s question about an exclusive report by Matt Drudge days ago claiming Bloomberg, 78, was considering asking Clinton, 72, to become his running mate.

The Drudge Report posted a story Saturday citing sources close to the former mayor’s team stating he was considering offering Clinton the VP slot after polling suggested the two of them would make a formidable team against President Trump and Vice President Pence.

Earlier this month, Clinton claimed that she wouldn’t be running for president a third time, yet appeared open to serving on another candidate’s ticket.

“I never say never, because I do believe in serving my country, but it’s not going to happen,” Clinton  talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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