Kerry Doesn't Rule Out 2020 White House Bid: 'I Have No Plans'

September 20, 2017

Former Secretary of State John Kerry did not rule out running for president in 2020 during an interview Wednesday on MSNBC.

At the end of his interview on "Morning Joe," host Joe Scarborough quipped Kerry looked tanned, rested, and—in a jab at the advanced age of many possible Democratic contenders—younger than a lot of people talking about a White House bid.

"Is it Kerry 2020?" Scarborough asked.

"I don't make plans right now, honestly," Kerry said. "I have no plans."

The panel chuckled and noted that was "not a denial."

"I'm not thinking about it," Kerry said, adding Scarborough was a "troublemaker."

"We think we may see you on the campaign trail," Scarborough joked.

The potential Democratic field in 2020 to challenge President Donald Trump already looks crowded, with former Vice President Joe Biden, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) among the rumored contenders.

Kerry, who would be 76 on Election Day in 2020, was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, when he lost to President George W. Bush. He is the only Democrat since Michael Dukakis in 1988 to lose the popular vote to his Republican rival.