The director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign says she would “do an ankle dive at the door” to stop the failed candidate from making another bid for the White House.
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Former staffer Jennifer Palmieri was interviewed Thursday at TheWrap‘s Power Women Breakfast, where she was asked what advice she would give to her old boss if Clinton decided to run for president a third time.
“You know, first of all, if Hillary Clinton ran for office again I would do an ankle dive at the door to not allow her to do it because I love her too much,” Palmieri replied, adding, “I wanted her to be the first woman president but she is going to be the woman that showed us that it was all broken.”
The former Clinton mouthpiece went on to say of the 2016 campaign, “We were jamming her into a suit that wasn’t made for her, trying to prove she could do the job the same way as a man could do it. When everyone tells you there’s something wrong with your voice, with how you dress, don’t expect to be able to please these people, you’re never going to give them the right answer.”
Top Clinton 2016 staffer says she would ‘ankle dive’ to stop Hillary from running again
Palmieri attempted to clarify her comments on Twitter later, saying, “Question I got was some form of what @Hillaryclinton do better if she ran again. My reax: ‘Nope. America had it’s [sic] chance. I’m not letting her go through this again.’ Although, she’d be the best POTUS I could imagine.”
According to The Hill, Clinton has “repeatedly” said she would not seek the presidency again. When asked in March about the potential for her launching another campaign, the former first lady said, “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.”