Hillary Clinton admits to being wary of Liz Warren in ’14

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Hillary Clinton revealed in her new book that she and Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren were “both a little wary” of each other when they met in December 2014 at her house in Washington, D.C., amid rumors the Bay State Democrat was considering

Hillary Clinton revealed in her new book that she and Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren were “both a little wary” of each other when they met in December 2014 at her house in Washington, D.C., amid rumors the Bay State Democrat was considering challenging her in the race for the White House.

“I think we both were a little wary, but we approached each other with good faith, good intentions, and open minds,” Clinton wrote in “What Happened,” her book released yesterday. “I came away convinced that if Elizabeth believed her views and priorities would be included and respected in my campaign, she might become my champion rather than my challenger.”

Warren was considered a possible 2016 Democratic candidate for president — before Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his own run — but Clinton wrote she “wasn’t convinced she was going to jump in.”

Warren stayed on the sidelines — often excruciatingly — during the Clinton-Sanders primary fight and angered many progressives when she finally endorsed Clinton before the Democratic National Convention. Clinton also wrote that Warren was on her list of potential running mates.

Warren wasn’t the only Bay State pol to be referenced in Clinton’s 500-page election relitigation.

She lamented Green Party nominee Jill Stein earning enough votes in swing states, such as Wisconsin, to tip the outcome from Clinton to Trump. She also pointed out that former Bay State Gov. William F. Weld, who ran as Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson’s running mate, eventually urged his backers in battleground states to vote for Clinton.

“If more third-party voters had listened to Bill Weld, Trump would not be President,” Clinton wrote.

Weld told the Herald yesterday that he plans to read Clinton’s book.

Clinton also admitted to poking fun at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s habit of crating beloved Irish setter “Seamus” atop the family station wagon on road trips.

Clinton said after President Obama’s rough presidential debate against Romney in 2012, she “tried to cheer him up” with a photoshopped image of Big Bird strapped to the top of the Romney wagon, which reference Romney’s plan to cut PBS funding.

“Please take a look at this image below, smile, and then keep that smile near at hand,” Clinton wrote that she told Obama.

“We’ll get this done,” Obama replied, according to Clinton. “Just hold the world together five more weeks for me.”

Clinton is supporting her book with a 15-stop tour, including an appearance Nov. 28 at the Boston Opera House, with VIP tickets reportedly surpassing $2,000.

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