Hillary Clinton’s criticism of Biden’s “open border” is a sign she may run for president again in 2024, says Bill’s former adviser, who now works for Trump
- Dick Morris was an advisor to Bill Clinton as Governor of Arkansas and later as President in 1992, but now advises Donald Trump
- He said Bill and Hillary’s recent comments about migrants are a sign that she is preparing to run in 2024 as the “moderate” option of the Democrats
- Morris predicted that Clinton would announce a third run for the White House if Democrats faced huge midterm losses in the Senate and House of Representatives
Hillary Clinton could be preparing to run for “moderate” president in 2024, a former aide to her husband said Sunday
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s criticism of “open borders” could be a sign she is planning a third presidential campaign, a former aide to her husband speculated on Sunday.
Dick Morris, who worked for Bill Clinton and now advises Donald Trump, believes Clinton sees an opportunity for a “moderate” candidate for 2024.
“Hillary is just dusting off Bill’s playbook that I wrote for him and putting it to use this year myself,” Morris told Cat’s Roundtable radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC.
He cited recent statements by the two Clintons that they were aware of the deepening border crisis, in a tone different from that of progressives in their party.
Clinton recently had an MSNBC interview in which she condemned Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for sending migrants from the southern border to Martha’s Vineyard, but acknowledged that “nobody wants open borders.”
Morris also referenced Bill Clinton’s interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria last week when he said there was “a limit” to how many migrants the US could take before they “seriously disrupt society.”
“I’m seeing more and more signs that Hillary is going to run away. Bill…said there was a limit to the number of people the US could take in. And Hilary said a week ago…Americans don’t believe in open borders,” Morris said Sunday.
“These are all signals that she will be the moderate presidential candidate.”
He cited her comments that Americans don’t want an “open border,” which Republicans have accused President Joe Biden of creating
Asylum-seeking migrants, mostly from Venezuela, stand after crossing the Rio Bravo River to report to U.S. Border Patrol agents to seek asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as arrived from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on March 1, 2020 Seen September 23, 2022
He predicted it would wait until after the midterm elections – where Republicans are expected to retake the House of Representatives while the fate of the current 50-50 Senate is uncertain.
“She’ll say after the election, ‘Look, the left cost us the House and the Senate. If we stick with a left candidate in 2024, we will lose the White House. I’m the only one who’s going to tack in the middle and give us a shot at the win?” Morris said.
“I know that’s their strategy because it’s the strategy I designed for Bill Clinton in 1992.”
Clinton herself has vowed never to run for president again when asked last month after losing the 2008 Democratic primary to Barack Obama and the 2016 general election to Donald Trump — but not before becoming the first woman to do so quoted a ticket to a big party.
“No, no,” the former first lady said when asked by CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell about her future White House prospects.
“But I will do everything to ensure we have a President who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”