CNN’s Camerota to ‘White Guy’ Hickenlooper: Is 2020 the ‘Right Time’ For You to Run For President?

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota interviewed Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday, and asked the Democrat if he was calculating whether 2020 would be the “right time” for a “white guy” to run for president.

Hickenlooper is one of the many Democrats weighing a 2020 run, and he confided in Camerota that the chances are more than “50/50.”

“You know the debate that the Democratic Party is having right now,” Camerota said. “Is it time to have somebody of color and a woman and somebody younger? Or somebody more establishment?”

“I think that the Democrats across the country are going to help decide that,” Hickenlooper replied. “I’m not sure it’s clear what is exactly needed.”

“But as a white guy, are you trying to calculate whether or not this is the right time for you?” Camerota asked.

“Well, this is the time it’s worked out,” Hickenlooper said. “I’m an entrepreneur, I’m a problem solver, I’ve been good at bringing people together that historically have been antagonistic. Maybe the country needs someone that can bring the divided parts of the country, and the divided constituencies, back together.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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