U.S.

Hillary Clinton on Ivanka Trump Presidency: ‘We Don’t Want Any More Inexperienced Trumps in the White House’

Hillary Clinton was quick to shoot down the prospect of Ivanka Trump becoming the first woman president of the United States when asked about it on Dutch TV last week. 

Related: Kellyanne Conway to Hillary Clinton: ‘Stop pretending you’re a feminist’ after losing to Trump

“That’s not going to happen,” Clinton responded.

“No,” she said, shaking her head. “No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.”

KRO-NCRV host Eva Jinek pushed back against Clinton’s denials. “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 told the former presidential hopeful.

But Clinton maintained that it was unlikely.

“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. “[That] would begin the process of righting the ship of state.”

The report that Ivanka Trump wants to follow in her father’s footsteps surfaced in Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, published in the beginning of this year.

“The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump,” the book stated. It also said the first daughter and her husband Jared Kushner “made an earnest deal” that she would run for president before he would.

Ivanka Trump did not have government experience prior to becoming a senior White House adviser to her father.

Editor's Pick