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‘Broad City’ stars urge Clinton not to run again

She made a cameo on their show, but the stars of Comedy Central’s “Broad City” say Hillary Clinton shouldn’t make another run at the White House.

“I love Hillary. I don’t think she should run again,” Abbi Jacobson told ITK on Sunday. Jacobson and fellow “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer were on hand to honor Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

“It’s like sad for me to say that,” Jacobson, 34, added. “I feel like we still very much need her to be involved in some way. I don’t know what that is.”

{mosads}A top aide to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said last week that Clinton hasn’t completely ruled out another presidential bid.

“It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero,” Philippe Reines, Clinton’s senior adviser when she was secretary of State, told Politico in an interview published last week.

Clinton played herself on “Broad City” in 2016. In the buzzed-about guest appearance, Glazer’s character runs into Clinton at the candidate’s campaign headquarters.

“I can’t afford to volunteer here full-time, but I still want to get the word out. So I vow to tweet once a week: Vote for Hillary. Yas, yas, yas,” Glazer tells Clinton in the episode.

“That would be great. We need to drum up some excitement for the campaign, do everything we possibly can,” Clinton replies.

But on Sunday, Glazer and Jacobson said it was time to move on from a Clinton candidacy.

“We need a Democratic socialist. We need someone who hasn’t been in the machine for this amount of time,” said Glazer.

Noting Clinton’s 2016 popular vote win, 31-year-old Glazer added, “Plenty of America was into her.”

“She was the most qualified candidate that ever ran, but as far as branding the Democrats, I think it needs to be Kamala Harris [or] Elizabeth Warren,” said Glazer, referring to the senators from California and Massachusetts, respectively.

The Comedy Central star also mentioned former Vice President Joe Biden as a potential “unifying” White House contender.

But, Jacobson said of Clinton, “I think that she still has a lot to do.”

Tags broad city Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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