Chelsea Clinton Reveals Her Running for Office in the Future Is a “Definite Maybe”
Never say never! During a new interview, Chelsea Clinton revealed she’s open to possibly following in her parents’ footsteps and running for political office in the future.
While recently speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the 38-year-old daughter of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton said the opportunity is a “definite no now” but she has no idea what the future may hold.
“For me it’s a definite no now but it’s a definite maybe in the future because who knows what the future is going to bring?” Chelsea said, according to The Daily Mail.
During the festival, Chelsea — who was there promoting her newest children’s book She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History — also opened up about how her mother Hillary got over her 2016 presidential election loss.
“She just has continued to persist forward in trying to have a positive impact in politics and outside politics in the way that I have seen her do my entire life,” she shared.
“Of course it’s not the way I wish she would be doing that because I think she would’ve been a uniquely extraordinary president, but I’m not remotely surprised that she hasn’t pulled the covers over her head because that’s just not who my mom is,” Chelsea added.
Lastly, Chelsea — who lived in the White House for eight years when her dad, Bill, served as the 42nd President of the US from 1993 until 2001 — spoke out about the way President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump‘s 12-year-old son, Barron Trump, has been treated by the media after his father took office.
“I feel incredibly protective of Barron Trump, who is now 12 years old, the same age that I was. I disagree with his father on everything but people have made fun of, bullied him, for his appearance, or for him being more private. Equally I have no patience for that because he’s a child and he deserves a childhood as every child does,” she said.