In a recent interview with The Guardian, Chelsea Clinton blasted President Trump for degrading what it means to be an American.
When the 38 year old philanthropist was asked how people in Britain should receive Trump when he visits in July, she said, “Well, I’ve been to multiple protests since the election. Charlotte’s been to at least three, maybe four. Aidan’s been to one. If I lived in Britain I would show up to protest, because I don’t agree with what he’s doing to degrade what it means to be an American.”
Discussing being in the spotlight and increasing reports of hate crimes and bullying in the US, she said, “…I’ve come to feel differently, because I think that the way that our president and many people around him have not only mainstreamed hate, but mainlined it, is so deeply dangerous.”
Clinton is the only child of former US President Bill Clinton. She worked as a correspondent for NBC News for three years, and now dedicates her time to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, where she works on its board.
During the election, she received plenty of press because of her friendship with Ivanka Trump. Asked if she feels any sympathy for the president’s daughter, she said, “She’s an adult. She can make the choices for herself. I mean, she’s 36. We are responsible for our choices. In 2008 I was really proud to support my mum – but I disagreed with her fundamentally on a few things, particularly her then opposition to equal marriage rights for LGBTQ Americans. I never defended that position, because it wasn’t what I believed was the right thing to do.”
In the interview, Chelsea also voiced her thoughts on Trump hiring his children into White House positions. She said she, herself, would never have gone to work for her mother had she been elected. “I do not believe that many of the people that he has hired have been qualified to do the jobs. Not only do I want an administration that isn’t venal, corrupt and focused on making life harder for millions of Americans, I also want a competent administration. So for me, the larger question is the collision of cruelty and incompetence and corruption that we see across the administration.”
H/T: The Guardian, The Huffington Post