Chelsea Clinton took advantage of her mother’s guest role as editor of Teen Vogue to publish an open letter to her children about recent political events.
Teen Vogue published Chelsea’s letter on Tuesday, in which she explained to youngsters Charlotte and Aidan, why her efforts in the 2016 election campaign were so meaningful.
“For me, the 2016 Election was most of all about you and the world I wanted for you and your generation to grow up in,” wrote the former first daughter. “While your grandmother’s name was on the ballot, for me, it was an election fundamentally about our country’s future, about your future.”
Clinton used the letter to call attention to today’s key issues, such as healthcare, racism, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. And she claims that her mother was working to improve those issues.
Clinton started down a slippery slope when she began listing the differences between her mother and President Donald Trump.
“She spoke about all she hoped and planned to do to lift up everyone’s lives and opportunities,” Clinton said, describing her mother’s campaign process. “Then she talked about people with racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic views that then-candidate Trump emboldened and validated.”
Clinton’s letter quickly dissolved into a rant against the perceived “bigotry” and “hate speech” of Trump. “We have a president who excuses neo-Nazis, who wants to ban members of our military because of who they are and keep out immigrants because of who they worship,” she wrote.
Despite her obvious hatred for her mother’s former adversary, Clinton ended her letter with hope for the future.
“Everything that motivated me to work so hard for your futures throughout 2016 is still true today,” she wrote, adding, “Arguably more so.”
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