‘Meet the Press’ Panel Jokes About What Hillary Clinton Should Do Next

• January 8, 2017 11:47 am


NBC's "Meet the Press" panel discussed on Sunday what Hillary Clinton's next professional move should be–and had some fun with it.

Clinton supporters have floated mayor of New York City as a possible next job for the failed presidential candidate, according to media reports. The New York Post editorial board on Friday urged Clinton to run for mayor of the nation's largest city.

It seems unlikely–but the idea's been floating around for several days now, and so far she's not rejecting it. For what it's worth, Secretary Clinton, we'd love to see you run for mayor. New York City needs you.

Yes, we were highly critical of Hillary Clinton in the run-up to Election Day. But that was the race for the White House, where she offered a program far to the left of the nation's center.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell pointed out on "Meet the Press" that the Post does not like current New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, noting that there has been no comment from the Clinton camp on the matter. Mitchell said that it would be a terrible idea for Clinton to run for mayor.

Host Chuck Todd asked the panel if New York City needs Clinton as its mayor. New York Times columnist David Brooks mentioned that there are other options for the former Democratic presidential nominee.

"I just want her to have fun," Brooks said. "You know, she could [do] "Celebrity Apprentice." Apparently that's not working out. Redskins coach, Paul Simon roadie, there's a lot of good jobs she could have."

Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D., Md.) invited Clinton on her RV road trip across the country to give her another option.

Clinton is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to give a speech at the State Department to dedicate a memorial wall.