Appearing on Dutch public broadcasting company KRO-NCRV, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came down hard on the idea that Ivanka Trump could be the first female president of the United States, asserting, “We don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.” The relevant part of the exchange with host Eva Jinek went like this:
Jinek: Apparently Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female President of the United States.
Clinton: That’s not going to happen.
Jinek: How come?
Clinton: No, we don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.
Jinek: I think that normally I would like to believe what you are saying but I also learned after these elections that things that we don’t except to happen sometimes do happen.
Clinton: Well, that’s true, but you know, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. And I think the American people have seen for themselves what happens when a reality-TV candidate wins. I really believe there’s an enormous amount of pent-up energy to take our country back away from the Trump administration. I believe we have a very good chance of winning the House of Representatives, which will begin the process of righting the ship of state.
Of course, the interviewer didn’t ask Hillary whether her daughter Chelsea, who has been up-front and center making political comments, would be ineligible to become the first woman president. When Chelsea served as a guest editor for Teen Vogue In December, she wrote a letter to her children, stating:
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. … We have a president who denies science, whether it’s vaccines or climate change or evidence that, yes, health insurance helps save lives; that’s personal, too, because it’s about protecting our public health today and in the future. The marked rise in bullying in our schools, with some kids citing President Trump’s words to taunt others? That’s personal, too.