Chelsea Clinton went out on the campaign trail for her mother, Hillary Clinton, for the first time since the Democratic National Convention,and she did not hold back when asked about Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on her mother.
In response to Trump’s statement that Hillary Clinton does not have a “presidential look,” Chelsea Clinton said she hoped “that everyone can see that as the sad, misogynistic, sexist rhetoric that I hoped we had moved beyond in the 21st century, certainly in 2016.”
The comment came during an interview that followed a Women for Hillary event in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. On stage, Chelsea Clinton made the case that her mother is the best candidate for children, citing her work fighting for expanded early education and healthcare coverage.
Chelsea Clinton said, “As much as I couldn’t imagine a better grandmother for my children, I couldn’t imagine a better president for our children.”
Clinton also repeatedly suggested that her mother, not Donald Trump, is the only candidate with plans to solve the problems America faces. If what you care about is the economy, healthcare or national security, said Clinton, “Look at what the different candidates have actually said. I think my mom is really the only candidate to have a proposal on all of those issues.”
On Thursday, Chelsea Clinton will continue on to Scranton, Pennsylvania, for a second Women for Hillary event.