Chelsea Clinton Addresses the Rumors About Whether She's Running for Office

Will there be a third Clinton in politics soon?

Microphone, Audio equipment, Podium, Public speaking, Electronic device, Stage equipment, Lectern, Spokesperson, Speech, Public address system,
(Image credit: Archives)

It seems like every other day there's a gossipy report that claims Chelsea Clinton is ready to run for office. And that talk has only gotten louder since her mother lost the presidential election to Donald Trump.

But the former first daughter made it loud and clear in an interview with Variety: It's not happening. At least for now. "I am not running for public office," she said. She explained that anyone running for office has to ask him or herself two questions: Do you have a vision for what you'd do in the job, and would you do better than the person who's there now?


And for her, the answer to that second part is no, because she supports her city councilwoman, mayor, congresswoman, and senators. "I clearly do not support the president and certainly hope that he is defeated in the next election, but I don't think I'm the best person for that job," she said. "If someone steps down or something changes, I'll then ask and answer those questions at that time. But right now, no, I'm not running for public office."

That doesn't mean she's going to stay silent on politics, though. Lately she's been more vocal than ever against Trump and his policies on Twitter, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see her change her mind about getting involved in the future.

See more
See more
See more

Watch the full clip below:

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.

Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.