Winner of the popular vote of the 2016 presidential elections, Hillary Clinton appeared on a Dutch television show on KRO-NCRV and was interviewed by host Eva Jinek about the future of the American presidency. While Clinton may not be able to predict what will happen in future elections, she was very adamant about one thing: No matter how much Ivanka Trump wants to be president, it’s just never going to happen.
When asked whether Ivanka Trump will make good on her desire to become the 1st female President of the United States, Hillary Clinton did not miss a beat in this brilliant dead-pan. HRC has emerged post-election as the voice of the Resistance IMHO. Whether people admit it or not. pic.twitter.com/19hCGJoalt— Alex Mohajer (@AlexMohajer) March 14, 2018
“That’s not going to happen,” Clinton responded confidently when asked about the possibility of Ivanka sitting in the Oval Office, occupying the space where her father currently pretends to govern from.
“No,” she said, shaking her head. “No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.”
Ivanka and the presidency were mentioned in the same sentence in Michael Wolff’s outrageous book Fire and Fury, which revealed lots of insider secrets of the Trump family and the current administration, one of which is that Ivanka wanted to be the first woman president.
“The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump,” the book stated. Wolff also wrote that the current first daughter and her husband Jared Kushner “made an earnest deal” that she would run for president before he would, which is all pretty vomit-inducing, if I’m being totally honest with you. Ivanka did not have any government experience before she became senior White House adviser to her father, and it seems safe to say that she still has no government experience.
Jinek was not as certain as Clinton was, though. “I think that normally I would like to believe what everyone is saying, but I’ve also learned after these elections that sometimes things that we don’t expect to happen, sometimes do happen,” Jinek said.
Clinton doubled down on her initial claim. “Well, that’s true but you know, fool me once shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. And I think the American people have seen for themselves what happens when a reality-TV candidate wins,” Clinton said. “I really believe there’s an enormous amount of pent-up energy to take the country back from the Trump administration.”
"I believe we have a very good chance of winning the House of Representatives,” Clinton said, referring to the Democratic Party’s biggest hope for 2018. “[That] would begin the process of righting the ship of state.”