In an interview with Lower Hudson Valley newspaper The Journal News, Chelsea Clinton refused to rule out the possibility that she might seek political office should the opportunity present itself. She also told the New York paper that she had not spoken to mom Hillary Clinton about making another run for the White House in 2020, an obvious lie that only confirms that HRC is plotting to challenge Trump to a rematch.
“A record number of women are running for office this year, many of them inspired by your mother’s run and the results of 2016 elections,” said The Journal News. “Why haven’t we seen your name on the list?”
“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,” the former First Daughter replied. “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. It’s at the national level where I disagree deeply with President Trump on, l think, everything practically.”
On her mom making another bid for the presidency: “I know she’s really excited about working with Steven Spielberg to turn Elaine Weiss’ book ‘The Women’s Hour,’ into a movie; and we are doing some work together to help save the elephants (combating elephant poaching), so I know her head is very much on projects that she’s committed to now. I support my mom in whatever she wants to do, but she’s never once mentioned that (a presidential run) to me.”
Not buying that, but it is a politician’s typical M.O. to lie about a presidential run until the day they officially throw their hat in the ring, and we assume that extends to the rest of their family as well. Hillary Clinton has been chomping at the bit for a rematch with Trump from the moment the election results came in on November 9, 2016. And if she wants to do it, her relative unpopularity among the liberal base isn’t going to stop her. She’s got the power, the connections, and the money to make it happen.
As for Chelsea, we fully expect her to be in the running for political office before the end of Trump’s second term.
Which, if her mother runs again, is something we can count on.