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Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly considering 2020 presidential run

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Yin Bogu/Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is reportedly considering a presidential run in 2020.

Kerry met with Hussein Agha, an ally of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in London where he touted the idea when discussing the Middle East’s peace process, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday citing Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv.

Kerry, 74, when asked about his age, said he wasn’t much older than President Donald Trump and wouldn’t have a problem. Trump was 70 when he was sworn into office last year.

In 2004, he ran for president as the Democratic nominee but lost to President George W. Bush, who earned his second term, in the election.

Kerry told MSNBC in September he had no plans of running for president.

In the London meeting, Kerry suggested Abbas should “hold on and be strong” because Trump won’t be in the White House much longer.

Kerry even used “derogatory terms” to describe Trump and said Abbas should personally attack the president rather than the U.S., according to the report.

Abbas has been critical of the Trump’s Middle East peace efforts and condemned his decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


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