The Chelsea Clinton publicity tour – that nobody asked for – rolls on.
And it continued with a “softball” interview where she discussed the 2016 campaign and her family’s disgraced Foundation.
But her off the wall comments left everyone speechless.
Variety was the latest outlet to produce a Chelsea Clinton puff piece.
Critics believe these soft interviews are designed to introduce Chelsea Clinton to the masses before an eventual political campaign.
Clinton encouraged her mother’s supporters to continue to “resist” Trump, and stated that she would take on a larger role in the campaign to undermine the President.
The transcript of her answers to Variety reads:
What message do you have for the 66 million people who voted for your mom?
Everything that took you to the polls that day, hopefully takes you to the streets, takes you to social media, takes you into conversations at work, at home, wherever you may be — to talk about what’s really at risk in this moment. Because I think everything is at risk. Our fundamental rights, our fundamental security, are at risk. If you also believe that, raise your voice and help others raise their voices. If we don’t, we’re going to have a country that doesn’t look like the country that we live in today. This is not the time to be silent or stay on the sidelines.
Given the current political climate, what do you see as your responsibilities?
I think it’s a question all of us should be asking ourselves every day. I think being a citizen isn’t just what happens when there’s an election. For me, I’m deeply committed to the work of the foundation. I’m committed to my teaching at Columbia. I’m committed to raising my voice in opposition to and affirmation of, when I think it’s important to do so. We know the majority of our country doesn’t support what’s happening. We need to make it clear that we’re not the silent majority.
Variety also asked cotton candy questions about the disgraced Clinton Foundation.
The Foundation was exposed as a pay-for-play scheme to buy and sell policy.
Chelsea complained about the “lies” in her interview.
The transcript continued:
What’s the mission of the Clinton Foundation?
At its most distilled level, we try to make a positive, impactful, empowering difference in whatever ways we can. It’s the story of any of our programmatic work over time, whether we’re thinking about global health, climate change, the work we’ve done for women and girls. That will continue to be our story in the future. I’m really excited about the next chapter.
There’s been so much confusion as a result of the 2016 campaign.
The strangest part has been the cognitive dissonance that seems to exist between the perception around the foundation for people who don’t know our work, and the actual work. I wish that most of the coverage had been factual, and had paid attention to what GuideStar, Charity Watch, or our tax filings said. I hope now that we’re out of the political season, there will be more focus on the work.
Was it frustrating to see the foundation attacked?
Of course. 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. And, really, I am so grateful to everyone who works at the foundation, who just kept doing their work.
Let us know in the comments section if you think Chelsea Clinton is as crazy as she sounds in this interview.