Chelsea Clinton Snaps Back On Joke About Her Mom; Public Speculates Her White House Return
Chelsea Clinton did not let a joke about her mom, Hillary Clinton, pass. The former presidential daughter snapped back at comedienne Vanessa Bayer during a New York luncheon last week.
Observers also noted the younger Clinton is making her voice heard loudly in recent weeks. Her visibility sparked speculations she's setting her sights on a White House return.
SNL's Bayer cracked a joke when she introduced the honorees for Variety's Power of Women New York luncheon which included Clinton. Bayer said the honorees "had one thing in common. None of their moms is president," as per Hello Giggles.
When Clinton took her turn to speak, she did not forget about Bayer's quip. Before leaving the stage, she snapped back at the comedienne's joke.
"Vanessa, we may be able to say in this room today that no one's mother is currently president, but some day, someone's will be," Clinton said. Watch how it played out in the video below.
Variety honored Clinton for her work against childhood obesity with Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Her increasing public presence had tongues wagging she's planning to run for office in the next elections and she's marking her return to the White House, Telegraph reported.
In her teenage years, Clinton was a White House resident for eight years after her father, Bill Clinton, took office as the president. "Some people say she has political blood and she'd be a great future politician," Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa told Telegraph.
Not everyone, however, welcomes the idea of Clinton as a public servant despite her pedigree. Vanity Fair's T.A. Frank cited while Clinton had an advantage due to her name, she has yet to prove herself in public service and governance.
Clinton, however, stated she's not running for public office, as per her exclusive with Variety. Observers said it's not hard to change her mind considering the next election is still in 2020 and she has enough time to prepare for her campaign.