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Chelsea Clinton: ‘I’m a very proud daughter’

Chelsea Clinton offers a warm and intimate portrait of her mother in a bid to build the American voter’s trust.

Chelsea Clinton might become a woman whose bragging rights will be having two presidents for parents.

On Thursday in the US the 36-year-old, who spent her childhood growing up in the White House, took to the stage of the National Democratic Convention in Philadelphia to pay tribute to her mother, and perhaps future president.

There have been a lot of issues discussed in the long lead up to America’s November election but in the end it might come down to trust – and Hilary is a presidential candidate that is struggling to connect with voters because of her perceived trustworthiness. It’s a weakness that the Republican Party has poked and prodded at since before the 68-year-old threw her hat in the ring.

So during her live address Hilary’s only child, Chelsea offered a packed crowd at the Wells Fargo Center a warm and deeply personal portrait of her mother.

“I am here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother, and tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter,” Chelsea said on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.

Hillary Clinton stepped on stage after being introduced by daughter Chelsea.

Sharing anecdotes about her “wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother” leaving sweet notes for her while overseas trying to understand problems of the world, Chelsea’s eyes were beaming with pride.

“People ask me all of the time ‘How does she do it, how does she keep going amid the sound and fury of politics?'” Chelsea said. “Here’s how, because she never, ever forgets who she is fighting for.”

Hillary Clinton tweeted an photo showing her and Bill Clinton holding their grandson Aidan when he was born in June 2016.

Chelsea also acknowledged Hillary’s own mother, Dorothy Rodham, the woman whom her mother, the former-First Lady moved into the White House to help raise her.

“Mum, Grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight,” Chelsea said.

Moments before taking to the stage herself Hillary Clinton tweeted a photo watching from backstage. The presidential hopeful said she was “so proud” of her daughter.

Earlier this week Chelsea Clinton took aim at her long-time friend Ivanka Trump during a live panel discussion with Glamour magazine.

Joined by fellow DNC speakers Lena Dunham and America Ferrera, Chelsea confronted Donald Trump’s eldest daughters claims about her father’s policy on equal pay.

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump during friendlier times in 2014.

Before introducing her father at the Republican Party’s Convention in Cleveland last week Ivanka said that her father had women’s rights in his sights.

“As president, my father will change the labour laws that were put in place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce and he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all,” Ivanka told a crowd of more than 20,000.

But when asked by Glamour’s editor-in-chief Cindy Leive about Ivanka’s comments regarding how her father “would fight for” equal pay Chelsea was very pointed in her response.

“I would ask, ‘How would your father do that?’” Chelsea tested. “Given it’s not something he’s spoken about, there are no policies on any of those fronts on his website, not last week, not this week. So I think the ‘how’ question is super important. In politics and in life.

She added: “So it really matters to me that my mum in this election consistently has told you how she’s going to do everything, whether that’s on gun control or protecting a woman’s right to choose … she also tells you how she’s going to pay for it.”

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