Hillary Clinton Not Running For President in 2020: Report

Any hopes of Hillary Clinton making a return to the presidential ticket in 2020 may have just gone out the window. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, reportedly said Monday she will not run in the next presidential election, but that she's not out of the picture.

"I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," Clinton said in this CNN report. "I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out. I'm not going anywhere."

Even with a growing list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 nomination to challenge Donald Trump, Clinton still appeared to be a top brand for the Democrats. She was a First Lady, then a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and former presidential candidate.

Almost every poll in 2016 showed Clinton to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump in that year's general election, but Trump eventually pulled off the upset.

While promoting her book in 2017, she told CBS Sunday Morning she was finished as a candidate, but later opened the door she might make another run — but didn't say when.

"Well, I'd like to be president," Clinton told Recode's Kara Swisher last year. "I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there's going to be so much work to be done."

Clinton went on during the Swisher interview to say, "The work would be work that I feel very well prepared for, having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it's just going to be a lot of heavy lifting."

Clinton said there are things in the country "troubling" to her.

"What's at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. And I'm also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again?" she said. "We've just gotten so polarized. We've gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I've ever seen in my adult life."

The list of Democratic nominees already includes a who's who of U.S. Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and a bevy of Democratic lawmakers.

Clinton, who defeated Sanders in a quite contentious 2016 Democratic primary, recently said she didn't think Sanders could beat Trump in a 2020 race. But Sanders' 2016 campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, called sour grapes, and said Hillary is an unliked politician.

"You can see why she's one of the most disliked politicians in America. She's not nice. Her people are not nice," Briggs said then. "[Sanders] busted his tail to fly all over the country to talk about why it made sense to elect Hillary Clinton, and the thanks that [we] get is this kind of petty, stupid sniping a couple years after the fact."

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who's considered a heavyweight name among Democrats, hasn't ruled out running for president.

Hillary Clinton looked to be the frontrunner in most polls to become the next U.S. president to succeed Barack Obama, but Trump voters pulled him through in 2016.