Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would beat former rival Hillary Clinton in a 2020 rematch, encouraging the Democrat to try her luck against him in the next presidential campaign.
“I hope Hillary runs,” he said during a press conference. “Hillary, please run again! Go ahead.”
The Republican leader also suggested that Clinton’s words of support to protesting professional athletes – who in recent weeks have drawn the president’s ire by kneeling during the national anthem before sporting events, a statement against racial injustice – was one example of why she lost the 2016 race.
Kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” is “disrespecting our flag” Trump repeated concerning the issue he has reignited in recent weeks, after saying players who refused to stand for the traditional pre-game anthem should be fired.
Democrat Clinton has already ruled out the possibility of another White House bid.