McAuliffe Says Clinton Is Finished With Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton / AP

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend and associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said Wednesday that he thinks Hillary is finished with politics, the Washington Post reported.

During an interview on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program, McAuliffe said that Clinton's loss to President-elect Donald Trump has been especially tough for the Clintons.

"I mean, this is hard on anybody," he said. "I mean, can you imagine having to go through this? I've had many conversations with the Clinton family. We're friends. It's hard, very tough. I think on Election Day everybody felt pretty good. I think the Trump campaign thought they were gonna lose. And you know, this is what happens in elections."

McAuliffe went on to say that he thinks Hillary will leave the political arena.

"I think so, sure. I don't think Hillary has any interest in running again. I'll let her speak for herself. I haven't asked her that. I think the president's probably going to go back, working on all the good deeds he's done before in helping people around the globe," McAuliffe said.

"You know, there are elections. We've got to move forward. As governor of Virginia, I've got to move forward."