In an interview with Variety magazine, Chelsea Clinton (37) admitted that she is not interested in running for office. But if she did, the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton said that she would have to contend with the sexism that allegedly caused her mother’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Chelsea said she was “not surprised” at the sexism she claimed to have found while campaigning for her mother. She said that the United States is actually “going backwards” on civil liberties.
Young Clinton also expressed frustration that her fellow Americans do not appear to know what the Clinton Foundation does. “The lies were absolutely frustrating because the facts didn’t seem sufficient to put them to rest. I think that was so odd about the whole experience—either the truth was insufficient or people just didn’t care,” Chelsea said. She “wishes” more people would have looked at the “facts” about her parents’ controversial nonprofit. Chelsea works at the foundation in addition to teaching at Columbia University.
In the Variety interview, Chelsea was asked whether it was surprising that “sexism that still exists.”
“I’m not surprised. I’m deeply saddened. I think it’s important for us to realize we can’t take progress for granted. Progress has to be continually defended as well as advanced. I think about this multiple times a day. It’s 2017, and we’re fighting again on fights that were settled a few years ago around gay rights, women’s reproductive health; fights to ensure we’re a country that’s always moving toward a more perfect union and not moving toward disunion, disunity, and segregation. We’re really in peril of moving backward. That’s not what I want for my children and their generation.”
In addition, Chelsea says she likes to eat cheese and watch action movies. She looks forward to watching “Furious 8.” She like watching “Logan,” because Wolverine is succeeded by “a little girl.”