Please, please, pleeeeease let this be fake news …

More from TMZ:

Hillary Clinton was at a small gathering recently with some politically connected people in NYC, and it seems she’s noodling the idea of running for mayor.

A source who was at the gathering last month says Hillary told the group she has not ruled it out and is taking a real look at it.

We’re told she was talking to people in her close circle to gauge the level of interest and support in a Clinton candidacy.

Let’s hope this supposed “source” is just a practical joker with a horrible sense of humor.

A small silver lining in case the rumors are true:

Fingers crossed!