Chelsea Clinton ‘Frustrated’ by Lies About the Clinton Foundation

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• April 18, 2017 11:17 am


Chelsea Clinton opened up about her thoughts on the Clinton Foundation during an interview with Variety magazine for the "Power of Women: New York" issue published Tuesday.

Chelsea, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave an interview with Ramin Setoodeh in an attempt to show "how she’s making her voice heard in 2017."

Setoodeh asked Clinton what she thought her responsibilities were, "given the current political climate."

"I think it’s a question all of us should be asking ourselves every day. I think being a citizen isn’t just what happens when there’s an election," Chelsea responded. "For me, I’m deeply committed to the work of the foundation. I’m committed to my teaching at Columbia."

"I’m committed to raising my voice in opposition to and affirmation of when I think it’s important to do so," she added.

The former first daughter also spoke about the Clinton Foundation, saying, "At its most distilled level, we try to make a positive, impactful, empowering difference in whatever ways we can."

Chelsea then began clearing up the controversy that surrounded the foundation during the 2016 presidential election.

"The strangest part has been the cognitive dissonance that seems to exist between the perception around the foundation for people who don’t know our work, and the actual work," Chelsea told Setoodeh.

Hillary Clinton came under fire for pay-to-play allegations during the 2016 president election. The former secretary of state was accused of giving Clinton Foundation donors special access to the State Department during her tenure.

When asked if she was frustrated seeing the foundation attacked, Chelsea responded, "Of course."

"The lies were absolutely frustrating because the facts didn’t seem sufficient to put them to rest. I think that was so odd about the whole experience — either the truth was insufficient or people just didn’t care," she said.

At the end of the interview Chelsea claimed she liked action movies, commenting on the plot of the recently released movie Logan with a feminist tone.

"I love that Logan is being succeeded by a little girl," Chelsea said.