Chelsea: 'My Wonderful, Thoughtful, Hilarious Mother'

'Grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 9:40 PM CDT
Chelsea: 'My Wonderful, Thoughtful, Hilarious Mother'
Chelsea Clinton introduces her mother at the Democratic convention.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chelsea Clinton looked back to moments growing up in the White House and praised her "wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious" mother in her speech to the Democratic convention Thursday night. "I'm here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and, tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter," she said. She spoke of how her mother had always been there for her and said "that feeling—being valued and loved—that's something my mom wants for every child. It is the calling of her life," per the Guardian. Chelsea—who said her mother will still drop everything to FaceTime her 2-year-old granddaughter Charlotte "for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading 'Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo'"—said Hillary is able to keep going "because she never ever forgets who she's fighting for."

"I'm voting for a woman who is a role model as a mother and an advocate, the progressive who will protect our planet from climate change, and our communities from gun violence, who knows that women's rights are human rights," said Chelsea, who gave birth to her second child last month and has largely been out of the spotlight during her mother's campaign, Politico notes. "I'm voting for a fighter who never ever gives up and who believes that we can always do better when we come together," she said, adding: "Mom—Grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight." (More Democratic National Convention stories.)

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