June 14th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
10 months ago

Chelsea Clinton: 'Unabashedly' biased toward mom

(CNN) - Should Hillary Clinton decide to run for president again, she doesn't need to worry about convincing daughter Chelsea.

"She's my mom. I'm just unabashedly, unapologetically biased towards her, because I think she's just awesome in every way. She exemplifies and supports and advocates for so much of what I believe in," the younger Clinton told CNN's Michaela Pereira in an interview. All three Clintons - former President Bill, former Secretary of State Hillary, and former First Daughter Chelsea - are in Chicago for the meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

WATCH MICHAELA PEREIRA, ALONG WITH CHRIS CUOMO AND KATE BOLDUAN, FROM 6-9 A.M. ET ON CNN'S "NEW DAY" BEGINNING MONDAY

The foundation started by the former president was recently renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to reflect the entire family's contributions.

In the interview with CNN, Chelsea said one of her priorities is helping young women find role models in male-dominated fields.

"We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers. At the fourth grade level, girls at the same percentages of boys say they're interested in careers in engineering or math or astrophysics, but by eighth grade that has dropped precipitously."

"I think that they're not seeing role models," Clinton explained. "They're seeing boys who are astronauts. They're seeing boys who are engineers. They're seeing boys who start Facebook or Google and they're not seeing girls, and it's really hard to imagine yourself as something that you don't see, particularly, when you're a kid."


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  1. lpetrou

    Wonderful, just what we need. Another member of the media biased towards the democrats and making no bones about it. I hope if Hillary does in fact run that Chelsea is forced to resign from CBS as Maria Shiver was when Arnold ran for Gov. of Cal. But I am not going to hold my breath that that will happen.

    June 14, 2013 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    because I think she's just awesome in every way.
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    Your mom is awesome Chelsea, and has shown herself to be a true civil servant and a class act .

    June 14, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Hilary Clinton is not just heads above most women in politics but when the time came to serve her country she put all the pettiness and bs of the campaign aside and did her job admirably.
    That's another thing she has come 2016, if she does run, she is not a sore loser! Too bad the repugs and tea trolls can't be more like her. Then again they are not worthy of even sing mentioned in the same sentence with her.

    June 14, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    Fine, but does everyone have to be "sexy" all the time, in the movies or elsewhere? As a sexy technician myself, I can say that the pressure is UNBEARABLE.

    June 14, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Stephanie

    That's her mother. You should be more concerned if she weren't fully supportive of her own mother. That would be worse.
    I really love her other statements about role models for young women. Hillary Clinton is a fine example of a woman to look up to. Bash her all you want, but she has held her head high regardless of what people have thrown at her and she is an intelligent and educated woman. Chelsea Clinton has grown up in the spotlight, but she has maintained at the very least the appearance of being well balanced and she too is an intelligent and educated woman. I can only hope that more women like these two step forward to give my daughter better role models than scrawny, uneducated actresses and "celebrities" who merely hawk their outrageous lifestyles.

    June 14, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. just sayin

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would have given her employees in benghazi the protection they begged for.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would sent them help when they were under attack.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would not have lied to the families of the 4 dead americans and to the entire country.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would come clean and tell the truth about what happened and exactly what she did that night.

    June 14, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    @just saying, if she was truly awesome she would send her "people" to come get you.
    @lpetrou, Chelsea is Hillary's daughter NOT her wife.
    Do you people ever post anything that doesn't sound like it comes directly from the vitriol madness of the insane at faux news or crazy fat boy on radio?

    June 14, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    just sayijn wrote:

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would have given her employees in benghazi the protection they begged for.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would sent them help when they were under attack.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would not have lied to the families of the 4 dead americans and to the entire country.

    if she was truly awesome in every way, she would come clean and tell the truth about what happened and exactly what she did that night.
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    - too bad that the Tea Party House ignored her warnings and cut the State Dep't security budget, anyway.
    - they were ordered to evacuate, b/c help would take too long to arrive, and it would leave Tripoli undefended.
    - lies? that's a new one. what lies did Clinton tell and when did this happen. The WH can restrict any info it wants.
    - if she were truly stupid, then she would pay heed to the pack of lunatics snarling at her heels.

    June 14, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I can only hope that more women like these two step forward to give my daughter better role models than scrawny, uneducated actresses and "celebrities" who merely hawk their outrageous lifestyles.
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    How very true Stephanie.

    June 14, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. evan

    Hilary Clinton 2016, 2020.

    Chelsea Clinton 2024, 2028

    June 14, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. Ed1

    That's because the whole family is just plain stupid and their supporters.

    June 14, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  12. Larry in Houston

    I guess the good 'ol U.S. of A. is sort of like a 3rd world country, in that regard – meaning that practically every other country has Had a woman for their Leader, such as chancellor angela merkel ( Germany) and England has several prime ministers who were women – how about France ? How about Australia ? How about Ireland ? How about Scotland ? I can go on & on. Oh well, IF she doesn't make it, then Geraldine Ferrero will end up rolling in her grave. Truth be known, if she doesn't make it, then it would be YEARS, before we get a female who knows a little something about politics, in the white house.

    June 14, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  13. Name willard

    Hillary clinton lied talk what happened about murder of 4 amercian at benghzain libya
    Why hillary was leave her job with cabient obama ????????????????

    June 14, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. Richard Long

    Biden 2016! A vote for Hillary is a vote saying that 2008 was a grievous mistake.

    June 14, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. Anthony

    Just saying, if Congress had not cut funding for embassy security the embassy would have had more security. Do you know that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010, according to Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)? Do you know that the House just added 2 billion to the budget for embassy security (after the Benghazi attack, of course)?

    June 14, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |