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. ExPAVIC

    What?

    Does anyone actually care what this rag head has to say? I mean really.

    It is about as stupid as Barbara Bush commenting on how bad the 2012 election is going.
    Frankly, I enjoy watching the Republican candidates beating each others brains out, that is what brain are there.

    March 29, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. FIELD1stSGT

    The one who said she would win by a landslide right now CERTAINLY KNEW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. ONLY THE RETARDED WANTS OBAMA BACK AND THE GOP FIELD ARE MENTALLY RETARDED FOR THEY HAVE BEATEN THEMSELVES EVEN BEFORE THE ELECTION. LISTEN TO THE ROAR OF THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS WHEN I SAY THIS. I PRAY THAT THE GOP DOES GO TO OPEN CONVENTION AND THEY CAN TALK SARAH PALIN INTO RUNNING FOR SHE WILL WIN IN A LANDSLIDE. BECAUSE OF ALL THE RACIAL SLURS THAT HAVE BEEN SPEWED IN HER DIRECTION.

    March 29, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Thinks2010

    One can only hope.

    March 29, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. FIELD1stSGT

    Not only that Palin is educated and has ran a high government office before. Not like her opposition who is yet to run anything but his two bit mouth.

    March 29, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. Jeremy

    I can't wait til 2016 to troll the crap out of these goons.

    March 29, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Shirley

    She's doomed now. Any endorsement from this bozo is sure to turn off many.

    March 29, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. Nocktiss

    Didn't like that, huh CNN? If you'd publish real news, you wouldn't have had to worry about my complaint, and wouldn't need to pay someone to delete my posts. Is there not enough griping about the irrelevancy of "news" items like this one to discourage you from feeding your consumers this schlock? Good grief, half of the comments here are trying to discourage YOUR BAD REPORTING, and have little to do with the story itself.

    March 29, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. liz

    You really think Sarah Palin can win an election, what have you been drinking? The woman is clueless and an embarrasment to working women everywhere. She would turn the U.S. into the Wild West.

    March 29, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. Moderate Sean

    FIELD1stSGT – You might want to get the PTSD checked, as it is really beginning to impact your rational thinking skills. Thanks and have a great day!

    March 29, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. ReaganDem

    Interesting. Trump's prediction and the comments that followed.

    March 29, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  11. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Clinton would be the first presidential candidate with any common since since the 2008 election year.

    March 29, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. edpeters101

    Trump making a prediction, I thought surely it would be the next wave of "Bad Hair" on the market. It must really be a bad news day when monkey brain gets into the news!

    March 29, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. liz

    It took Palin 5 schools to get a degree and she could not even finish a term in office. Real leader that one! She is in this for the almighty buck, don't let her kid you.

    March 29, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Oh Really?

    Looks like Field1stSGT forgot to take his meds again today. There is nothing in his statement that has any basis in reality. Sarah quit her presidential campaign because of lack of donations and lack of support. What that means, Sarge, is that no one wanted to see her run, and that translates into no one would vote for her. The only landslide she'd win is in her mind and yours. You will notice that the GOP candidates who are the nastiest, who are trying to lie their way into the nominiation (Santorum and Gingrich) are doing the worst. MOST Americans have excellent B S detectors, and those guys, along with Sarah Palin, smell like cow pastures. Even Romney has got his work cut out for him. It is very unlikely, unless Obama does something really dumb (unlikely) that even Romney has a chance. If you don't like Obama, then you better start packing up to move. He's going to be with us another term.

    March 29, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Bill S

    Why does the media pay any attention to what this self-promoting blowhard has to say?

    March 29, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  16. LLOYD ROBERTS

    Probably the one time I agree with him. Bill Clinton had his demons, but so do most of the holier than thou republicans. Bill Clinton has more brains in his little toe than the rest of the politicians in the senate and white house combined. And his wife showed her loyalty with him and her intelligence is legend. As far as the Monica Lewinsky thing, Mr. Born Again, Newt Gingrich did far worse, far worse. Hillary would make a great leader and I wish Bill would run for senator from New York

    March 29, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. SOLIDD59

    TO: FIELD1stSGT – I think you've been out in the field too long. The sun has fried your brain. If Palin is the best you can do, then you and your party is in trouble.

    March 29, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. Indy

    Hilary Clinton is not a liar like Sarah Palin and Donald Trump and she said she is not going to run in 2016, so I think it is best to believe the person with the most respected character and that would be Mrs Clinton.If you don't hear it from Hilary that she will run in 2016 then it isn't true.Hilary will not scam people like Palin did by pretending she was going to parlay her (6) college degree in journalisim and Mayor of small town Alaska into becoming President just to suck money out of her supporters.When Hilary announces she will run in 2016 then and only then can we believe that it is true.

    March 29, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  19. JPX

    Why do all Republicans have fat, bloated, unattractive looks? I mean, just look at that picture of Trump, or any picture of Gingrich, Limbaugh...What a boys club of angry, loathesome, unattractive bullies. Who in the world looks at these people and think, "Yeah, he appeals to me"?

    March 29, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. JPX

    FIELD1stSGT writes, "Not only that Palin is educated and has ran a high government office before. Not like her opposition who is yet to run anything but his two bit mouth." Your inability to write a simple sentence with proper grammar is further evidence of the kinds of people who support Palin (i.e. uneducated, high school drop out). I would love to poll Palin supporters and see how many of them ever attended college. I know in the republican world college = "elitism" but in the democrat word college = educated and informed.

    March 29, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. palebluedot

    Here he goes again.........why do we pay so much attention to someone who is so full of himself?? He might be good in real estate , but for gods sakes get a life.We all knew he was not serious in running for President, because that would crimp his style. Someone needs to tell him again.......his15 min of fame are over......go home.

    March 29, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Joshua Ludd

    What new thing does he have to schlep to make money? After all, thats the only reason he does anything and the same is the case for his newfound revelation that he is a political commentator.

    March 29, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. Dan

    CNN: Every time you feature Donald Trump on your "news" site Walter Cronkite spits on you from heaven.

    March 29, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  24. bluedogboy

    Anyone who thinks Sarah Palin is smarter than Obama or Hillary is an idiot.

    March 29, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  25. Edwin

    As much as I think Trump is a numbskull, he is probably correct on this one. She will definitely put feelers out for 2016, since Biden is unlikely to really offer a strong presidency option.

    But how is this (or anything Trump says) news?

    March 29, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
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