Mika Brzezinski to John Kerry: Why wouldn't you run for president 'during this crucial time'?

MSNBC's Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor Mika Brzezinski to John Kerry: Why wouldn't you run for president 'during this crucial time'? Mattis: 'I don't know how I could have spoken more loudly' against Trump than by quitting MORE on Monday pressed 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John KerryJohn Forbes KerryHe who must not be named: How Hunter Biden became a conversation-stopper Rep. Joe Kennedy has history on his side in Senate bid Green groups line up behind Markey ahead of looming Kennedy fight MORE on why he isn't mounting a White House bid to challenge President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE "during this crucial time."

"So, Mr. Secretary, before you go, of course we won’t put you in the awkward position of talking about the other Democratic candidates. But some might ask why wouldn’t you run, during this crucial time, for president of the United States?" she said during an interview on "Morning Joe."
 
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"Because I’m doing what I’m doing right now," Kerry replied. "How’s that?"

Brzezinski and co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughMSNBC's Scarborough hits back at Trump: 'History will be kind' to Romney MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor Scarborough to Pelosi: 'Our constitutional republic literally hangs on' what you do on impeachment MORE chuckled at Kerry's response, with Scarborough, a former GOP congressman who left the Republican Party in 2017, pledging to provide media coverage of the former secretary of State when he eventually launches his presidential campaign.

"Well, when you come back to do the full launch, we'll follow up," Scarborough quipped. "As [the late NBC 'Meet the Press' moderator] Tim Russert used to say, 'More to come.' "
 
Kerry, who served as secretary of State under former President Obama, was on the program to promote his climate change organization, World War Zero, and to discuss the group's initiatives.
 
Kerry lost to former President George W. Bush in 2004 by a 286-251 margin in the Electoral College.