Chelsea Clinton says Hillary "makes me proud every single day," makes us want to call our moms
In recent weeks, Chelsea Clinton has been much more vocal about defending her mom, even going so far as to ask her real-life friend Ivanka Trump (and daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump) how he’d get equal pay for women.
But nothing tops last night, when the former First Daughter got up to the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to tell the world why her mom, Hillary Clinton, is not just a great leader, but a great person.
When she took the microphone, she was calm, poised, and totally ready for it.
“I’m here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and tonight, in particular, a very, very proud daughter,” she began.
Chelsea—who, by the way, just gave birth to her second child, Charlotte, a mere six weeks ago—said that one of Hillary’s passions is being a grandma to little Charlotte and newborn Aidan.
Charlotte loves “FaceTiming with grandma,” Chelsea said. “My mom can be about to walk onstage for a debate or a speech, and it just doesn’t matter. She’ll drop everything for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading Chugga Chugga Choo Choo with her granddaughter.”
But it’s not just her mom’s spot-on FaceTiming that Chelsea admires. She called her mom “a woman who’s my role model as a mother and as an advocate,” Chelsea said. “A woman who’s spent her entire life fighting for women and children. A progressive who will protect our planet from climate change and our communities from violence. Who will reform our criminal justice system and who knows that women’s rights are human rights, and who knows that LGBT rights are human rights here at home and around the world.”
But the speech only gets better.
“I’m voting for a fighter,” she continued, “who never, ever gives up, and who believes we can always do better when we come together and work together.”
The love was mutual, because Hillary then tweeted this: