Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams recently made it known that a 2020 presidential run just may be in her future.
After her narrow loss in the Georgia governor’s race back in November of last year, Stacey Abrams took to Twitter on Monday, indicating that a 2020 run for POTUS is “definitely on the table.
Abrams tweeted, referencing a quote from her book, Lead from the Outside, where she said she keeps a spreadsheet to help track her goals. However, she made it clear that she has since adjusted her timeline, an announcement she made during her interview at the SXSW conference in Austin, Tex.
In #LeadFromTheOutside, I explore how to be intentional about plans, but flexible enough to adapt. 20 years ago, I never thought I’d be ready to run for POTUS before 2028. But life comes at you fast – as I shared in Q&A w @Yamiche at @sxsw. Now 2020 is definitely on the table…
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) March 11, 2019
The tweets came as an effort from Abrams to clear up any confusion after her recent interview at SXSW. Abrams, who served as the Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives between 2011 to 2017, said on Monday that 2028 would be the earliest she would consider candidacy.
“In the spreadsheet with all the jobs I wanted to do, 2028 would be the earliest I would be ready to stand for president because I would have done the work I thought necessary to be effective in that job,” Abrams said.
Back in 2018, Abrams was the first African American woman to be a major-party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history. In February, she also became the first Black woman to deliver a State of the Union response, in reaction to President Donald Trump.
“My task is to make certain that a Democrat is elected not only to the White House but that we have a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic majority in Congress,” Abrams said in her SXSW interview. She also strongly expressed her feelings towards the current POTUS.
“I think he’s racist, I think he’s xenophobic, I think he’s homophobic. I think he has disdain for anything that he considers different than the norm,” she added.
“I think beating Donald Trump is the wrong mission. When you’re focused on your enemy then you are ignoring your allies,” Abrams concluded.