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Hillary Clinton Reportedly Mulling TV Show to Prep Third White House Run

Hillary Clinton
AP
• January 25, 2017 2:14 pm

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Hillary Clinton is now reportedly considering a new television show to help her prepare for another White House run.

"She's been talking very seriously about the idea of having her own television show,"a close Clinton insider told author Ed Klein, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. "As a TV host, she'd discuss the issues of the day from a progressive point of view, have top guests, interview world leaders and progressive thinkers."

The idea of the show would be to help Clinton stay in the limelight and remain a leader opposing President Donald Trump's agenda. After a surprise loss to Trump in November, many thought that Clinton's chances of becoming president were over.

However, the purpose of the show would be to prepare for a 2020 presidential run, according to Klein's source.

"She thinks being the host of a popular TV show would energize the Democratic Party base and her tens of millions of fans. It's a way to make a comeback and position herself for another run at the White House starting in a year or so," the source said.

Clinton would be able to control the show in a manner that would not allow for embarrassment.

"It would have to be a show that she and her people completely controlled," the Clinton insider said.

It is unknown if Clinton has been in any talks with networks. If a show does come to fruition, Clinton would be the second oldest female news or talk show host on television after Joy Behar of ABC's "The View," the Daily Mail noted. Clinton is currently 69 years old.

Clinton also reportedly told a gathering of friends in Washington, D.C. that she would be back in politics.

"She's utterly determined not to fade into the background. She intends to stay in the limelight and keep fighting the good fight," the Clinton insider said. "She knows Obama is going to be out there fighting too. But frankly, she doesn't think he's a great leader or a great fighter, which leaves an opening for her to be the acknowledged leader-in-exile of her party."

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