Chelsea Clinton to Join Mom on Day 4

Former first daughter's speech bound to draw comparisons to Ivanka Trump
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 11:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – As the Democratic National Convention heads into its final night, viewers may experience a subtle sense of deja vu from last week's RNC event: the presidential nominee being preceded by an intimate speech from a daughter. It's Chelsea Clinton's turn to "sell Mrs. Clinton to the American public," as the New York Times puts it, wondering if the former first daughter's spin will tend toward Hillary's role as a feminism advocate—the theme Thursday night focuses on women's issues—a doting mom, or both. Chelsea Clinton may even touch upon Trump: Per the Los Angeles Times, the younger Clinton told Today Thursday morning that the way she's heard the GOP nominee talk about the US is "far more upsetting … than anything they said about my mom."

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As for the main event herself, the New York Times notes Hillary Clinton has a tall order before her on the DNC stage Thursday night: to start to win back citizens' trust, make a case why Trump is too "erratic" to be president, and "own her flaws" about everything from her highly publicized email server issues to problems she's dealt with in her personal life. Another challenging task: making a speech that gives a shoutout to President Obama's achievements but lays out new goals of her own so she doesn't seem like a clone. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)

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