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Chelsea Clinton Talks Children’s Book ‘She Persisted’ On ‘Today Show’ (VIDEO)

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Chelsea Clinton appeared on Tuesday’s “Today” show to promote her new children’s book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed The World. During the interview, the former first daughter also discussed her mom, Hillary Clinton, losing the 2016 presidential election, and the possibility of running for office. Watch the video below!

The title of Clinton’s book was inspired by the infamous incident earlier this year when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren during her speech on the Senate floor. Warren was cut off as she read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King to protest Jeff Sessions’s nomination for attorney general, but she continued reading the letter outside the Senate chamber. McConnell later said, “She was warned… Nevertheless, she persisted,” but those seemingly condemnatory words were adopted as a rallying cry for women to speak their minds.

“I think it’s an understatement in saying I wasn’t alone in being so struck by that moment,” Clinton told “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie about the decision to call her book, She Persisted, which celebrates 13 prominent American women who overcame obstacles to achieve their goals. “I don’t think [McConnell] had any idea how many people, not just women, would take it as a badge of honor and gratitude.” Clinton went on to say she wrote the book “to share stories of American women who’ve inspired me and who hopefully inspire others,” but to also teach young kids to persevere in the face of opposition.

Clinton went on to talk about her mother losing the election to President Donald Trump, noting, “I find my mother even more inspiring today than I did yesterday or last year or the year before that.” She added, “She’s working on her book, so I think that’s helping her process and heal.” And despite losing the presidency, Clinton insisted her mom is still dedicated to causes such as “advancing women’s rights” and “supporting families and children.”

As for Clinton’s own political ambitions, she admitted, “I don’t have plans to [run for office]. People have asked me this my whole life. I don’t think that being a citizen is just something that happens in an election year. I think it’s something that we have to feel responsibility to every day and these days more than ever.” Clinton concluded, “I don’t have any plans to run for office. I do plan to keep being an activist and raising my voice.” Watch the full interview below.

 


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