July 15, 2014 at 11:51 PM ET
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become "a cottage industry." Stewart introduced Clinton by saying, "She's here solely for one reason: to publicly and definitively declare her candidacy for president of the United States ... I think." That proved not to be true.
Stewart kept returning to everyone's main question: the 2016 presidential race, joking, "I think I speak for everybody when I say, no one cares (about the book), they just want to know if you're running for president." He then took a different tack to try to get a hint from her about her political plans, asking whether she prefers an office with corners, or without them — like the Oval Office. She didn't go for that bait either.
When asked about her recent statement that her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House, she conceded, "That was an inartful use of words" — given the tens of millions of dollars she, her husband and their daughter Chelsea reportedly have earned with just their speeches.