California Gov. Jerry Brown may be leaving open the possibility of a run for the presidency, according to SFGate.
“I don’t think I’m running for office. All I’ve got left is lieutenant governor, treasurer, and controller,” he said at a Thursday press conference.
A person in the crowd then yelled,”Or president,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I’d be 82 then. But you know, don’t rule it out,” Brown said.
An aide later clarified Brown’s comment for the LA Times, saying, “He was joking.”
The governor on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion with a gasoline tax increase to fix California’s roads, Los Angeles Daily News reported.