A wealthy Democratic donor is fanning the flames of speculation that Hillary Clinton is running for president.
According to the Daily Mail web site MailOnline.com, Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos was reported to have said Bill Clinton has confirmed that the former Secretary of State will make a bid for the White House again. But, just to be clear, the report was later denied.
The millionaire is said to have told the Greek Reporter that Clinton’s husband revealed his wife’s political ambition, as the power couple gear up for a 2016 race.
‘Hillary will be our next President and she will be a great one,’ Mr Tsakopoulos told the Greek Reporter at a private gala event in California over the weekend.
‘I talk to her husband, and he confirmed it. She will run,’ he added. Reps from the Clinton camp have publicly addressed his statements.
However, early this morning, MailOnline was contacted by a long-standing friend of Mr Tsakopoulos, who claimed the comments had been taken out of context.
John Sitilides, who is also Mr Tsakopoulos’s representative, said: ‘During a recent discussion with a reporter, Mr Tsakopoulos freely expressed his own sincere hope and personal opinion that Hillary Clinton would run for President because he believes she would make a great President.
‘Some of his comments were apparently taken out of context, as it is clear from the former Secretary’s statements that she has made no plans to run for office.’
Photo Cut line: Angelo Tsakopoulos, pictured center in the photo to the right, said Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. Photo from MailOnline.com of Clinton at the swearing in of Tsakopoluos daughter, Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, second from left, as Ambassador of Hungary. Isn’t life good with the family when all are so very well connected!