Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in a new interview that she would consider running for a political office if it matched her talents.
What is her criteria?
“I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me,” the former first daughter said in an interview with the Journal News.
Clinton has not held a political office.
“I don’t have any plans to run for office, but it is something I think about as I hope every young person thinks about it,” Clinton told the news outlet. “If you care about what’s happening in the world, you have to care about running for and holding elected office. I hope it’s a question that we ask ourselves. For me, I live in a neighborhood in the city and in a state where I feel my family, and what I hope for the world, is well-represented.”
Her main beef, she said, is at the national level where she disagrees “deeply with President [Donald] Trump on, I think, everything practically.”
She made her comments ahead of a promotional appearance for her new children’s book, “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.” The book covers “health, hunger, climate change, endangered species, bullying and talks about what children can do to make a difference,” the Journal News reported. The book is aimed at children ages 7 to 10.
In August, Clinton said her entrance into the political arena was a “definite maybe.”
What is her background?
Clinton, the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, is pro-abortion and has supported a number of progressive issues. She has also asked Democrats to condemn the comments of radical Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan.
On Oct. 18, she tweeted about Farrakhan, “Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous. The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants ‘infesting our country,’ this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you.”
Comparing Jews to termites is anti-Semitic, wrong and dangerous. The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants “infesting our country,” this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you: https://t.co/EvFp4ULugm
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 17, 2018
She made the comment after Farrakhan tweeted, “I’m not I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”
From 2011 to 2014, Clinton worked at NBC News for a $600,000-a-year salary. In one of her segments, a soft feature story, Clinton interviewed the GEICO Insurance gecko mascot.