Hillary Clinton, who lost to President Trump in the last presidential race, has not given up hope. The former secretary of state in the Barack Obama administration and wife of former president Bill Clinton may yet spring a surprise.

Hillary was reported as saying that she has not “closed the doors” on the 2020 presidential contest.

Indications to this effect came from CNN’s Jeff Zeleny who,  speaking  on the 'Inside Politics' show, said: “Clinton is telling people that she’s not closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020.”

 “I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this," Zeleny added.

Though hints on a political future are out, it is too early to stay that she is fully geared to take on President Trump yet again.

“It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting or a plan in the works,” Zeleny quipped.

Clinton wants to fight Trump

Quoting a Clinton friend, he said, “it would surprise me greatly if she actually did it.”

“She wants to take on Trump,” Zeleny said. “Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”

Though Clinton won more popular vote against Trump, the backing of electoral-college in 2016 led to Trump's victory in the race.

Hillary's spokespersons are yet to comment on the report. Although she lost the race and missed the Oval Office, she has stayed in the news as a best-selling author.

Her recent book has broken all records and made it to top charts of New York Times bestseller list in October 2017.

The book, “What Happened” chronicled her failed presidential bid and drew an overwhelming response from readers. It reported brisk sales and within a week of its release in mid-September, more than 300,000 copies were sold.

Simon & Schuster, the publisher, went for three rapid editions to match the demand of 800,000 copies of the book in print.

Hillary also conducted a nationwide campaign for marketing the bestseller and added substantially to her net worth. Wealth-X estimates that Hillary Clinton commands a net worth of about $18 million.

It was reported by Forbes that Hillary and former President Bill Clinton together made $240 million from speaking engagements and books after leaving the White House.

Howard Schultz joins the race

Meanwhile, more presidential race aspirants are coming to the fore. The names include ex-Obama aide Julián Castro, former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz and Kamala Harris.

Schultz announced that he wanted to join the race as an independent candidate. The Democratic sympathizer, in a televised interview, said he had become “bored with President Trump and his tweets.”

In a tweet, President Trump hit out at Schultz, saying the business titan “doesn't have the 'guts' to run for President!”