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Stacey Abrams Says She’ll Be President By 2040, If Not Sooner


Do you remember Stacey Abrams?

You might recall she ran for Governor of Georgia in 2018 and was defeated. 

Well, I’m not sure what planet she’s living on, but in a new interview she now thinks she’ll be President by 2040, if not much sooner!

Memo to Stacey: you might want to win a single state before you try to win all 50!  

Check out what she Tweeted:

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Fox News had more on the story:

Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election to Republican Brian Kemp, said in an interview released Friday that she has a "plan" to be president of the United States by 2040.

In the FiveThirtyEight interview, part of a series of stories about women running for office, Abrams discusses how race and gender played a role in her failed run for governor and the rumors that she could be a vice presidential candidate. But it was her comments about an even higher office that grabbed the most attention.

"Do you think the country will elect a woman president in the next 20 years?" asked reporter Clare Malone.

"Yes, absolutely," Abrams replied flatly.

"Do you think it will elect a black woman?" Malone asked.

"Yes, absolutely," Abrams said.

"Do you think they'll elect you?"

"Yes, I do. That's my plan. And I'm very pragmatic," Abrams replied as Malone chuckled.

Abrams has never held an office higher than a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, although she did spend several years as a member of the Democratic leadership of that body.

Her claim was not well received by all on social media: 

Politico had more:

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial nominee whose name has been floated as a possible Democratic vice presidential pick, predicted in an interview published Friday that she will become president within the next two decades.

After Abrams said she “absolutely” believed Americans would send a black woman to the Oval Office in the next 20 years, journalist Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight asked: “Do you think they’ll elect you?” 

“Yes. I do,” Abrams responded. “That’s my plan. And I’m very pragmatic.”

Also from Politico:

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said today that she had long seen 2028 as the "earliest" she could see herself running for president but later tweeted "2020 is definitely on the table" as she weighs her next political move.

Abrams, in an interview at SXSW in Austin, Texas, referred to a quote from her book where she said she keeps a spreadsheet to document her goals.

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"In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective in that job," Abrams said.

After the interview, Abrams insisted in a tweet that the comment did not mean she has ruled out running for president next year. 

"In #LeadFromTheOutside, I explore how to be intentional about plans, but flexible enough to adapt. 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast," Abrams tweeted. "2020 is definitely on the table..."

Abrams' former campaign manager, Lauren Groh-Wargo, also tweeted after the interview that the quote referring to the old spreadsheet did not mean Abrams was ruling out running for president next year.

Abrams remarks "were in reference to her years-old spreadsheet, not her current considerations. She is taking a look at all options on the table in 2020 and beyond," Groh-Wargo tweeted.

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