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Chelsea Clinton's Political Future a 'Definite Maybe'

Will she or won't she?
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2018 6:45 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton listens to the speakers from the audience during the Rise Up For Roe national tour.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Chelsea Clinton will not rule out a future in politics. Per the Guardian, the daughter of Democratic superstars Bill and Hillary Clinton was plugging her children's book at the Edinburgh international book festival when the question of her potential future in elected office was posed. While bashing Trump, the New York City resident said she is a big supporter of her state and local officials. However, if one of those politicians were to retire, Clinton can't say exactly what she'd do. "If that were to change, if my city councillor were to retire, if my congresswoman were to retire, my senators, and I thought that I could make a positive impact, then I think I would really have to ask my answer to that question," she said.

Meanwhile, Clinton did strike a somewhat political tone when addressing the Trump administration's handling of undocumented immigrants. "I think I’m just so fundamentally my mother’s daughter that I’m far more outraged by the Trump administration ripping children away from their families at the border and not having reunified those children with their families now for months, than I am about anything he has ever done to my families,” she said. Per the Hill, Clinton said she is a "definite no now" in answer to whether she'd seek office, but "a definite maybe in the future." (Read more Chelsea Clinton stories.)

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