- Hillary, Nanette Burstein's four-part documentary on the life of Hillary Clinton, hits Hulu on March 6.
- The documentary follows Clinton during and after her 2016 presidential campaign, and looks back at her time as a First Lady, New York Senator, and Secretary of State.
- Here is what Hillary Clinton is up to in 2020, including a new podcast.
The 2016 presidential election occurred nearly four years ago, but the raw emotions of that time still feel fresh for many. Certain scenes in Hulu's new Hillary documentary, an intimate look at her campaign and long political career, may transport her supporters right back to those fraught, hopeful, frustrating months. Sharing a front-row look at moments we remember (such as the controversy over her emails) and ones we haven't seen (like that male supporter telling her to smile more), Hillary's fourth installment, "Be Our Champion, Go Away," ends on a hopeful note.
"Looking back, maybe a hundred years from now, maybe people will see it as the really historic turning point that lit the fuse," Clinton says. "So we just have to keep pushing it forward." While the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters chose not to support the women who threw their hat into the ring for 2020—including Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Kristen Gillibrand—Clinton's history-making milestone as the first female presidential candidate to secure a major party nomination will likely continue to inspire others in the future.
Clinton has no plans to strike up another campaign herself, however. In March 2019, she confirmed that she wouldn't be vying for the Oval Office in 2020. "I’m not running," Clinton told Tara Rosenblum of News 12 in an exclusive interview. "But I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe."
In case you've been wondering what Hillary Clinton has been up to, here's an update on her life after public service.
Clinton isn't endorsing a 2020 presidential candidate—for now.
As of March 2020, the field of Democrat contenders had slimmed to two candidates: Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. While several of those who ran alongside Biden have endorsed him, Clinton has no plans to join in.
"I won't endorse," Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter at a Hillary screening this week. "I'm going to support the nominee, no matter who the nominee is, and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that voters know what's at stake. We have got to defeat Donald Trump."
That said, anyone willing to read into Clinton's recent remarks can hazard a guess as to whom she prefers—at least, on a personal level. In a March 4 Tonight Show appearance, Clinton told Jimmy Fallon that her former colleague Biden is a "deeply decent person."
"He doesn't take cheap shots at people...he is such the opposite of what we currently have in the White House," she added. Clinton also revealed that "not all, but practically all" of the candidates had reached out to her for advice on running.
Meanwhile, Clinton angered Sanders supporters in January when a Hillary clip made headlines for thoughts Clinton shared on her former political rival. "He was in Congress for years," she said. "He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done." In a January visit to the political podcast Your Primary Playlist, the former Secretary of State has also criticized Sanders for failing to help unite Democratic voters in 2016.
She's starting a podcast.
Clinton told her own presidential election story in her 2017 memoir, What Happened, and she wants to talk about what's happening now. Clinton's as-yet-untitled podcast was announced in February 2020, with Politico reporting that it's co-produced by iHeartMedia and each episode "will feature her in conversation with a brand-name guest."
Clinton and her daughter published a book together.
Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, released The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience in October of 2019. "It's full of the stories of courageous and resilient women who had faith that their actions could make a difference—and they were right," Clinton wrote in an Instagram post.
Chelsea Clinton previously published six children's books; the most recent, Don't Let Them Disappear, hit bookstores in April 2019. Her dad, President Clinton, co-wrote a mystery novel, The President Is Missing, with James Patterson in 2018.
She's watched a lot of Broadway shows and plays.
The avid arts and theater enthusiast has been revisiting her love of live theater since her election loss. In December 2016, she was among the attendees to celebrate The Color Purple revival, where Gayle King reportedly cheered Clinton on in the audience. Two months later, Clinton went to see two Broadway shows: In Transit and Sunset Boulevard.
Kicking off the new year in January 2019, the Clintons had date night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City. They watched the new play, Choir Boy. Also, while touring Puerto Rico in January 2019 for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the Clintons "had the best time" watching Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.
You can also count Clinton among the fans of Tina, the Tina Turner musical, as Clinton shared a photo of President Clinton and herself with stars Adrienne Warren and Daniel J. Watts.
She founded the political action organization Onward Together.
"Resist, insist, persist, enlist." That's the motto of the PAC Clinton and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean founded in May 2017. Riffing off her 2016 campaign slogan, "Stronger Together," and using the same blue arrow logo, Onward Together supports political groups that are committed to advancing progressive ideals and policies. It also strives to help Americans get involved and run for office. Through Onward Together, Clinton donated the maximum $5,000 to 19 Democratic House candidates during the 2018 midterm election.
As we finalize our plans for 2019 and beyond, I'm feeling grateful and proud to work alongside these smart, passionate partners. As ever, you can learn more about our work and help support it at https://t.co/8vbxiBzd0F. Onward to 2019.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 21, 2018
She congratulated all the new female members of Congress in 2019.
The 2018 midterms saw the first-ever Muslim congresswoman, two Native American congresswomen, and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. During the swearing-in ceremony in January 2019, Clinton posted her well wishes on Twitter, acknowledging the political milestone.
To the women sworn in to Congress today, the most in our history: Congratulations. Knock it out of the park. pic.twitter.com/Kj7uyKFxEg— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 3, 2019
You can always find her on Twitter.
Hillary Clinton's Twitter account has offered a mix of messages from HRC to her 26 million followers, updates on her projects, and views on issues like voter suppression. It's also been a fount of surprisingly sassy clap-backs, more than occasionally directed at President Trump.
The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019
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