Hillary Clinton may not be in the White House, but her daughter appears to be doing just fine.
Despite continuing reports that she's eyeing a Manhattan District representative seat, the product of a political powerhouse insists she's not planning campaign of her own any time soon.
This week, she made a video for Variety reaffirming that she has no plans at the moment to join the family business, so to speak.
“I am not running for public office,” Clinton said. “I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank-Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency,” she continued. “I really find this all rather hysterical, because I’ve been asked this question a lot throughout my life, and the answer has never changed.”
However, Clinton isn't saying a the political sphere is off the table entirely.
“If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time," she said. "But right now, no, I’m not running for public office.”
Instead, she's filling her time with a new role on online travel platform Expedia's board of directors.
While Expedia did not reveal how much Clinton would be paid, CNN Money reports that non-employee board members received a $45,000 "annual retainer" in 2015 and were awarded $250,000 worth of stock.
She is also at work on another book, this time for kids, which will be called She Persisted. The picture book will feature 13 inspirational stories of American women throughout history, according to EW, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Oprah Winfrey, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Clara Lemlich, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Sonia Sotomayor, and (you guessed it) a certain former-Secretary of State who was the first female presidential nominee from a major party.
"I wrote this book for everyone who's ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who's ever been made to feel less than," said Clinton in a statement. "The 13 women in She Persisted all overcame adversity to help shape our country-sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country-and the world-that persistence is power."
The book takes it's title, of course, from the words Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to rebuke Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, after she was silenced on the Senate floor for reading a letter from Corretta Scott King about then-Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," said McConnell, and his words have has become a rallying cry for feminists across the country.
She Persisted will be released on May 30, coincidentally the same month as current first daughter Ivanka Trump's upcoming book, Women Who Work. This spring, Clinton will also be on a promotional tour for the paperback release of her 2015 book It's Your World. With the goal of "engaging and informing young audiences on issues like poverty, homelessness, education, gender equality and global health," she will visit with kids and teens in eight cities across the country.
Her new book can be seen as part of Chelsea Clinton's efforts to stay in the political game, which may come as something of a surprise to her fans and followers, who've come to know Chelsea as more of a behind-the-scenes force.
Stepping into the forefront of activism, Chelsea joined thousands of protesters at the "Today, I Am Muslim, Too" Rally in New York City's Time Square on February 20 (also known as President's Day). She even brought her 2-year-old daughter Charlotte along, tweeting, "Thank you to all who organized #IAmAMuslimToo today - Charlotte's 1st protest rally. #NoBanNoWallNoRaids."
Chelsea has also been outspoken on Twitter-and not shy about responding to Donald Trump and his administration. In particular, she has focused on how the POTUS's policies will affect women and children.
On Saturday, Chelsea praised her mother's one-time opponent Senator Bernie Sanders's New York Times op-ed, which put pressure on Trump to stop French company Sanofi from acquiring the exclusive license to a Zika virus vaccine, which could lead to price gouging of a vaccine that mostly affects low-income women.
"Thank you Sen. Sanders-we need to ensure equitable access to the Zika vaccine & all vaccines," Clinton tweeted alongside his op-ed.
Chelsea also did a little mild trolling of the Twitter-in-chief. During a Florida rally on February 18, Trump infamously stated, "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden - Sweden - who would believe this? Sweden, they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible." Joining the internet's chorus of bafflement, Chelsea wrote: "What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?"
What happened in Sweden Friday night? Did they catch the Bowling Green Massacre perpetrators?- Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2017
The Tweet garnered a response from Kellyanne Conway.
Chelsea's has also struck a bi-partisan tone, at least when it comes to children. Responding to some negative comments about fellow first kid Barron Trump, Chelsea stuck up for him on Facebook saying, "He deserves the chance to be a kid."
Ironically, one of her biggest Twitter controversies stemmed from the fact that she adds spinach to her daughter's pancakes.
Plenty of people issued an immediate and vocal hard pass, but Chelsea wasn't phased.
Dear internet, my daughter needs +iron so we put spinach in everything we can. The pancakes may not be pretty but she eats them(&their iron)- Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 9, 2017
When she's not on the Twitter machine, the mother of two is busy with her family (she and husband Marc Mezvinsky live near Madison Square Park with Charlotte, and Aiden, 8 months) and working at the Clinton Foundation. She was spotted grabbing dinner with celebrity couples John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and Matt Damon and his wife Luciana at Nolita restaurant La Esquina. She also attended New York Fashion Week, where she was observed "flying under the radar."
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