After a close aide of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed out there was “not zero” chance of the 2016 presidential candidate launching another attempt at the White House, earlier this month, Clinton hinted at a similar notion at a Q&A in New York with Recode on Friday.

On being asked by Recode’s Kara Swisher whether she would consider running for president in 2020, Clinton answered in a firm negative but after a pause added, “I’d like to be president."

Amid a loud applause, she explained after a Democrat "hopefully" won the next presidential election, she would like lend her support and help out every which way she can, given her extensive experience of White House politics and the legislative.

"The work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been in the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department and it’s just going to be a lot of heavy lifting," she said.

She also added the importance of reiterating the values the United States stood for.

“I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves. We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we’re likely to do, what we think is important…” she said.

On Oct. 19, the longtime Clinton aide Philippe Reines told Politico despite the former presidential candidate bagging the popular vote in 2016, it was odd no one was talking about her running again in the 2020 election.

"It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate," Reines said. "She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She's younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders's second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her."

Reines also touted Clinton’s ability to successfully raise enough campaign funds to run in 2020.

"She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death," he said.

When asked whether Reines could see Clinton giving the race for White House another shot, he said, "It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero, but it’s not zero."

Former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, who has partnered with her on her PAC, “Onward Together” also praised Clinton’s fundraising abilities.

“The real future in this party is under 35, and that’s what we’re funding,” Dean said in an interview. “She’s the best fundraiser in the Democratic Party, and she’s pretty far-sighted. We’ve been working together to connect her donor base to all these young groups. What you’re seeing is that we’re facilitating the takeover of the Democratic Party by people who are under 35 years old. This is a big piece of what she is doing politically.”

The suggestion that Clinton could run for the 2020 presidential race was mocked by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders: