Chelsea Clinton: Election Loss An "Unexpected Blessing"


Chelsea Clinton stated May 31 that her mother's defeat in the 2016 presidential election had resulted in an "unexpected blessing" for the Clinton family.

She made the remarks during an appearance on ABC, where she discussed the time her children had been able to spend with her parents former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, the Hill reported.

"My son Aidan is 11 months old right now, my daughter Charlotte is 2-and-a-half," she said, according to The Hill.

She noted that, when her parents spend time with her children, they treat them like "the center of the universe."

"The unexpected blessing has been all the time we've been able to spend together as a family. I think that's a real blessing," she added.

Chelsea Clinton went on to explain how her mother and father played with her daughter.

"Charlotte right now is obsessed with 'Peter Rabbit'," she added. "And so a couple of weekends we planted a garden at my parents' house in Chappaqua, [N.Y.]," she said.

"It was really nice seeing my mother and father dig in the dirt with my daughter. It was such an unforeseen gift that my daughter was giving me to see my parents in that way," Chelsea Clinton added.

The former first daughter's remarks came a day after she got more political with some comments about the administration of President Donald Trump.

"Certainly, I think we all have a responsibility to not stay silent now," she said, The Hill reports.

"I think we have to speak up and use whatever platforms we have and certainly social media is part of that," she added.

During a commencement speech at Wellesley College last week, Hillary Clinton spoke about her personal life since the November election. She said that time spent with her grandchildren, organizing her closets and taking walks in the woods had helped her recover from her defeat.

“I won't lie: Chardonnay helped a little," Hillary Clinton added, according to the Boston Globe. "But here's what helped most of all: remembering who I am, where I come from and what I believe."

She never referred to Trump by name, but parts of her speech criticized him.

"As the history majors among you here today know all too well, when people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," she added. "That is not hyperbole. It is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. They attempt to control reality -- not just our laws and our rights and our budgets but our thoughts and beliefs."

Sources: The Hill, (2), Boston Globe / Photo credit: JefParker/Wikimedia Commons

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