Former Secretary of State under President Obama John Kerry is reportedly considering running for president against President Trump in 2020, as per Independent Journal Review.
Kerry, who then served as Senator from Massachusetts, competed against former President George W. Bush in 2004 but to no avail. Kerry got 251 electoral votes, while Bush collected 286. Ober the last several years, Kerry has frequently alluded to having another go at the “I want to be the president thing.”
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough asked Kerry about 2020, to which he replied, “I don’t have any plans right now, honestly,” according to CNN. Scarborough, however, was quick to note that this was not a categorical no from Kerry
Kerry has also visited Europe recently, which is where the rumor first appeared. In a meeting with an affiliate of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority and the State of Palestine, Kerry reportedly spilled the beans about his plan.
As per The Jerusalem Post:
He surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020. When asked about his advanced age, he said he was not much older than Trump and would not have an age problem.
Kerry explained, according to the report, that even in the Republican Party they do not know what to do with Trump and are very dissatisfied with him and that patience and breathing time are needed to get through this difficult period.
In a report on the conversation, Agha said that Kerry appears to be “crazy about things,” very energetic, and someone who is yearning to help realize the dream of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Only time will tell whether Kerry is serious about running against President Trump in 2020, but we all know what happened to the last former secretary of state who challenged the GOP billionaire.