Trump floats Clinton in 2016
March 29th, 2012
11:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump floats Clinton in 2016

(CNN) - Donald Trump one again stirred the presidential pot, this time with his eye on Hillary Clinton.

The real estate mogul predicted Secretary of State Clinton will run for president in 2016.

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"I think you know, assuming she's healthy, which I think she will be I think she probably runs after the next four years," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News.

Clinton failed to capture the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 against then-Sen. Barack Obama and has said publicly she will not run for office after her tenure at the State Department.

Although Trump, who weighed his own presidential bid earlier this year, would not say if she would receive his support in 2016, he did offer up praise for the former New York senator.

"Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman," Trump said. "I just like her. I like her and I like her husband."


Filed under: 2016 • Donald Trump • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (218 Responses)
  1. noteabags

    Hillary is probably as shocked as anyone.

    March 29, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Dale

    Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, the way things are going now there will not be that much to run for.

    March 29, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  3. d

    Nobody cares what donald trump thinks!

    March 29, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. Texas Annie

    And we should pay attention because Trump is such a great prognosticator, right? Did he predict that he would bankrupt those companies of his in the past and leave the lenders & investors holding the bag for hundreds of millions of dollars? The man is a snake oil salesman.... don't waste newsprint on him.

    March 29, 2012 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. SPA Knight

    Wow. Donald Trump came up with that all by himself?

    March 29, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Just Git-R-Done

    Perhaps Bill and Hillary will endorse Romney.

    March 29, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. cashmeremafia

    Sounds like the Donald is itching for a VP post....

    March 29, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. kat

    Please, i've had enough Clinton's

    March 29, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Timbuck2

    He is in dire need of attention! Somebody please give him some !!!!!

    March 29, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. Alina1

    OMG, all that she wants is worm tea and couple grand kids. She is done, though I would be happy to see her as a President, (and she would win with out any problems).

    March 29, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  11. Timbuck2

    Mike in Tennessee...I agree!!

    March 29, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  12. Rob1961

    This blow-hard is a waste of time and space. Does anyone actually believe he knows anything?

    March 29, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  13. TPF

    She could run right now and win by a landslide. She is enjoying Obama's failure more than anyone.

    March 29, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. mb2010a

    Obama 2012. Clinton 2016 & 2020...

    March 29, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    T-Rump is already admitting that Mittens is toast.

    March 29, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  16. Greg

    Shocking. My 5 yr old niece predicted the same a few months back ....

    March 29, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. Millie

    Trump finally said something smart.

    March 29, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. Hillary will probably decline . . .

    Da donald's support . . .

    March 29, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. hardymum

    I what the bleep is so shocking about Hillary running (again) for president?

    March 29, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. Milly

    Poor Mitt, he just can't get the love. McCain contradicts him now and then; and, now, the Donald prefers to compliment Hillary instead of Cadallac Ann.

    March 29, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. Lynn P.

    The only thing "shocking" that I can see from this news item, is that it is a news item.

    March 29, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. Floyd Johnson

    "Donald Tump recently reported that he would run for president as a republican. That's funny because I thought he was running as a joke." – Seth Meyers – There may be a time that I laughed harder, but I don't remember when.

    March 29, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. Capt Pokeyman

    Hillary is passe'

    March 29, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Why is this news?

    Why is this news?

    March 29, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. allison

    Why bother waiting till 2016. She could easily get the party to back her for this election. Obama is damaged goods and has little chance against anyone. We all had such high hopes for him, and he has done some good, but he has too many negatives. If he isn't considered one of the worst presidents ever when he leaves office, he will be a lucky man. He is starting to make Carter look good.

    March 29, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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