Former Texas Gov.
Rick Perry on Monday spoke to ABC’s “This Week” about being a “perry guy” and how it was a difficult time in the state for women.
Perry was asked if he would still be in the running for president, if he was considering a run, and whether he would be “willing to take the fight” to Hillary Clinton in 2020.
“I think the only way I would be happy to take on the challenge is if it’s in the interest of the American people,” he said.
“I’m glad that I’m a part of the political class, and I think that the American public wants the right to be heard, and they want to see the candidates that they like being elected.”
Perry also said he thinks that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are “totally different” on the issue of the environment, saying they have different “standards.”
“I’ve been in politics for so long that I know the differences, and that is a fact.
And I think it’s pretty neat to have that to go back to where I came from,” he continued.
Percy also told ABC that he thinks “women are the future of this country.”
“They’re the future.
We’re not there yet.
And we’re going to be a part, and it’s going to take a lot of work,” he added.”
And it’s not going to happen overnight, but we’re in this for the long haul.”