Trump floats Clinton in 2016
March 29th, 2012
11:41 AM ET
6 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. Damon

    And I predict that I will vote for her.

    March 29, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. JPX

    Allison writes, "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." Really? I think that honor belongs to the last president we had, you know, the one that caused all these problems.

    March 29, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    FIELD1STSGT (only in his head) should be ignored and not engaged.He is this thread's version of the town drunk. Ever see his comments on our First Lady? He needs to lay-off the meth.

    March 29, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  4. malicric

    FIELD1stSGT needs to remember he's not the DI in boot camp any more, where his word is next to Gods. Doesn't work that way guy. Palin is a vapid uneducated whiner who (finally!) is being ignored as she should have been all along!

    March 29, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. ART

    Doug Ericson say that Bill started bankrupting America,, really ? I guess Bush had nothing at all to do with it. Rethuglicans are so biased they really try to distort the truth and the facts to suit there own agenda, what simpletons and morons.

    March 29, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. cf

    Who cares what a reality show failure like Trump thinks about anything?

    March 29, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. James K.

    I'm hoping the Donald won't live to see if he's correct on that one.

    March 29, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. nrgzr

    I expect Joe Biden to step aside and let Hillary run with Obama to seal the 2012 elction for the democrats and to prepare her as the Democrat leader for the 2016 election.

    March 29, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. allison

    JPX, "Really? I think that honor belongs to the last president we had, you know, the one that caused all these problems."

    I think that you might need to look further back than Bush to blame all of our issues on. All was great until the housing market collapsed. Who was it who thought it was such a great idea to give mortgages to anyone with a pulse?? Hmmm...That wasn't Bush. I believe that Hillary's husband and a huge role in that. Over all, there were no major issues until the latter part of Bush's term, with the exception of 9/11 (which Clinton could have done something about) and the wars, which everyone agreed to go in to, not just the righties...

    March 29, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. malicric

    Donald's taste in Presidential Candidates certainly varies. After recentlyflirting iwith the current wonderful GOP crop, he's now flirting with Hillary Clinton? I think his taste in this case runs Donald Trump publicity more than anything else!

    March 29, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. JoeP

    Well, there's the kiss of death for Hillary's political chances. Anybody that this idiot endorses is toast.

    March 29, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. Richard

    I'm sure everyone including Hilary was just waiting for his endorsement. Let the race for 2016 begin.

    March 29, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Bob Diaz

    Sarah Palin will destroy all the LEFTIST SOCIALIST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN A CONTEST.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 29, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Ken Dorfman

    you figured that out on your own? wow! what originality and genius. 'predicted' by about 200 million americans and about 3 billion people around the world.

    March 29, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. Greg

    Please? Why on earth is this considered some time of "bold prediction!?" Who the hell didn't know she was obviously gonna run???

    March 29, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Harry Baxter

    Bob Diaz:
    Sarah Palin will destroy all the LEFTIST SOCIALIST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IN A CONTEST.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How did you type this inane retort while wearing a "leather sportcoat" with your arms crossed, and while still wearing your tinfoil hat?

    March 29, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. Tom

    Donald Trump should just shut up and suck on his hair.

    March 29, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Christy9

    Trump thinks he knows everything about politics. He knows NOTHING! He only knows how to make money like a dictator and a bully.! Clinton will not run. My personal feeling is that being 1st. lady for 8 years; enduring all that went down with Bill; and at least 4 years as Secretary of State has taken its toll. At least the Dems have many qualified people to run for president after Obama. Dems look for an 8 year president and I don't think she has it in her.

    March 29, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  19. Taylor

    Oh what games they are playing......people please don't pay any attention to the bull. If you believe in the GOP than you believe that the sky is falling. They are liars i just can't understand why people believe in them. The D ijust wants attention but they are playing f to take the focus off of Unfitt Mitt whi is not worthy of .....and putting the focus on others things.......

    March 29, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  20. CBR

    Is there anyone who really cares what Donald Trump thinks? He has proven to us that his ideas do not jive with the realities of life today. He cannot relate to those who are not millionaires.

    March 29, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  21. Mike

    I have a prediction – the sun will rise. Duh.

    March 29, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. Denise

    I must ask: And why are we listening to the Donald on politics? On anything?

    March 29, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. HeadPhonesRuletheWorld

    Going by what the Secretary of State herself said not too long ago, she says she wouldn't want to run for president because its alot of hard work and she is getting tired.

    March 29, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  24. Palin Power

    Hillary will get PWNED by Sarah Palin in 2016. Palin will be our next and greatest President!

    March 29, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  25. Liz

    Hillary Clinton will not run again - it was too painful, too wearying and too costly the first time around.

    And she certainly won't accept second-best to Obama this time around.

    She should have been president, but too many Democrats had their heads in the sand.

    March 29, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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