Hillary Clinton rules out running for US president in 2020

Hillary Clinton said she will not run for president in 2020 Credit: Kathy Willens/AP

Hillary Clinton has said she will not run for president in 2020, but vows she is "not going anywhere".

The former US secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign after losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

She said: "I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe."

Speaking in an interview with New York TV Station News12, she added: "What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now, are deeply troubling to me."

Ms Clinton said she has spoken with several of the candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, and has told them: "Don't take anything for granted, even though we have a long list of real problems and broken promises" from the Trump administration.

The move from Ms Clinton comes just days after Donald Trump predicted he would win re-election in 2020 - and with a bigger a margin than in 2016.

Donald Trump hugged the American flag and predicted he would be victorious again. Credit: AP

In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, the US President mocked Democrats for their framework to combat climate change and said House politicians pushing to expand their investigations of him are "sick".

When he made his prediction of a second term, the Maryland crowd responded with chants of "USA, USA, USA."

Mr Trump praised the conservative movement, saying "Our movement and our future in our country is unlimited."

Bernie Sanders also kicked off his presidential campaign by proclaiming he is the Democrat best prepared to beat President Trump in 2020.