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Hillary Clinton says Trump will run for president in 2024 — and his win could mean the 'end of democracy' as America knows it: 'You will not recognize our country'


Former secretary of state and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said over the weekend that she believes former President Donald Trump will run for president once again in 2024.

Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, added that if that happened, it could mean the "end of democracy" as we know it.

What are the details?

Clinton told NBC News' Willie Geist that she believes Trump is absolutely gearing up to run for the White House once more.

"If I were a betting person right now, I'd say Trump is going to run again," she told Sunday's "Today" host. "He seems to be setting himself up to do that, and if he's not held accountable, he gets to do it again."

She added that his winning could very well mean the end of democracy in America.

"I think that could be the end of our democracy," she insisted. "Not to be too pointed about it, but I want people to understand that this could be a make-or-break point. If he or someone of his ilk were once again to be elected president, especially if he had a Congress that would do his bidding, you will not recognize our country."

The former president — who left the White House in January — has not officially announced whether he plans to run for the highest office in the land once more.

What else?

Elsewhere during the interview, Clinton said that she has felt guilt over Trump's White House tenure.

"I tried to warn people," she complained. "I tried to make the case that this was really dangerous — the people he was allied with, what they were saying, what he might do. I do think but for Jim Comey and the stunt he pulled 10 days before the election, I would have won."

Former FBI Director Jim Comey sent a letter to Congress the week before the 2016 presidential election and announced that the agency was reinvigorating its investigation into Clinton's email server scandal.

"I feel terrible about not stopping him and the people around him, but I feel like now everybody can see for themselves what kind of leader he is," she told Geist.

The former secretary of state added that in any case, if he runs, his die-hard supporters will rally.

"Clearly, there were people who liked what they saw, despite what I see as the real dangers to our country," she said. "They turned out and voted for him. And he's trying to get it set up so that will happen again for him, even as he loses, as he did twice the popular vote."

She concluded, "Are we going to give in to all these lies and this disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to stand up to it?"

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