While she answered "No", that she wouldn't make yet another run for the Oval Office in two years, she admitted, "I'd like to be president".
Clinton then said she was "paid by Mark Zuckerberg to say that", referring to the founder and CEO of Facebook. "But I feel very confident in saying she's not going to run for president".
"So, are you going to be doing any of that lifting", Swisher asked.
It was all quite awkward, and the Twitter fingers of seemingly every single right-wing troll got to typing as soon as they caught wind of it, claiming Democrats would have had a conniption fit if Donald Trump ever spoke those words.
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Democrat and former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe also poured cold water on Mrs Clinton joining the 2020 race, telling United States television broadcaster MSNBC she will "never be in the ballot again".
Hillary Clinton, unbelievably to many, hasn't ruled out a bid for president in 2020.
A video of an interview Hillary Clinton participated in over the weekend was making the rounds online Monday night, and viewers could be forgiven for confusing what the former secretary of state said at first listen.
"I like her too, I'd be very happy with Hillary", Trump said. Her shortcomings in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin assured her defeat. "Well, that was Eric Holder", she said. And why not - the racially loaded quip was unscripted and seemed far more genuine than Clinton's previous attempts at humor, from reacting to the murder of Libya's ruler with "We came, we saw, he died!" in 2011 to the cringe-worthy "How about Pokemon Go-to-the-polls?" during the 2016 campaign.
She has stepped up her presence in the national spotlight, appearing in media interviews with greater frequency to criticize the GOP and President Trump. I don't think there's any question about that even among progressives. That's where Joe Biden is.