Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday didn’t rule out running for president during the 2020 elections.
“I haven’t ruled things out,” Kerry said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” when asked about a possible presidential run.
The 74-year-old Democratic former senator, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004 against then-GOP incumbent George W. Bush, also said “the item’s a mistake” to discuss impeachment of President Donald Trump during the midterm elections.
“In two months, we have an election from the country, along with which’s the most important course correction moment the American people have right today,” he said.
Most Democrats have avoided talking about booting Trump coming from office ahead of the midterms even after Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen claimed which the president directed him to commit a crime. An impeachment push is usually risky today, strategists say, as Democrats try to flip at least 23 GOP-held House seats along with take control of the chamber.
Kerry also criticized Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods. While Kerry admits the U.S. economy is usually doing well under the Trump administration, he said any future economic gains will be offset by the trade war.
The Trump administration is usually attacking what the item sees as unfair trade on quite a few fronts. A fresh round of U.S. tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese imports kicked in last month, prompting an equivalent retaliation coming from Beijing.
“If This particular next round of tariffs is usually put in place with respect to China, the Chinese I know are prepared to come back along with slam us,” Kerry said.
He also said low along with middle-income American families probably aren’t seeing the benefits of a stronger economy, joining additional Democrats who say which tax cuts along with deregulation benefit wealthy corporations.
Kerry released a memoir last week titled “Every Day is usually Extra,” which includes details on his 5-terms from the senate, his 2004 presidential run, along with his four years as secretary of State under former President Barack Obama.