Clinton jokes she could 'obviously' beat Trump in 2020 'rematch'

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats battle for Hollywood's cash The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE on Tuesday trolled President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE after he suggested that she should run for president again, joking that "maybe there does need to be a rematch."

"Obviously I can beat him again," Clinton joked on "PBS NewsHour" in an apparent reference to her earning a majority of the popular vote in the 2016 election. Trump won the Electoral College vote, 304-227. 

The comments from Clinton, who has launched two White House bids, came as Trump continued to lash out at Democrats over a formal impeachment inquiry launched in the House. He targeted Clinton in an early-morning tweet Tuesday, saying that he thought she "should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren."

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"Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors," Trump said, prompting Clinton to reply, "don't tempt me. Do your job."

Recounting the episode on "PBS NewsHour," Clinton said that "it truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me." 

"This latest tweet is just so typical of him. Nothing has been more examined and looked at than my emails. We all know that. He’s either lying or delusional or both," she said, before joking about a potential rematch of the 2016 presidential race. 

"But, seriously, I don’t understand, I don’t think anyone understands, what motivates him other than personal grievance, other than seeking adulation," she said. 

Clinton has repeatedly stated that she has no plans of joining the crowded Democratic primary field and running for president.

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“I’m not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," Clinton told News 12 Westchester in March

She's remained outspoken in her criticism of Trump and has also shown a willingness to comment on issues related to the president and impeachment. She said last week that an impeachment inquiry was "unavoidable" after information about Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian president was disclosed. 

A whistleblower complaint from an intelligence community official is at the center of the House's impeachment inquiry. The complaint accuses Trump of a broad effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe BidenJoe BidenPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Trump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr MORE, a leading Democratic presidential candidate. 

A White House memo of the president's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirms several key components in the complaint, including details surrounding Trump's request for the foreign leader to look into the Biden family.