Chelsea Clinton just made a big announcement.
She was being interviewed on CBS to promote her new book when she was asked about running for office.
Clinton took the opportunity to reveal her intentions about challenging Donald Trump in 2020.
Pundits are speculating a political career is in her future, and her book – as well as increased social media presence – is the stepping stone to a run for office.
But no one was prepared for how Clinton would answer.
There is speculation that Clinton may mount a Congressional bid in 2018, or that she may run for Senate in 2020 if Kirsten Gillibrand takes a shot at the Presidency.
But no one thought the 37-year-old was even in the conversation to run for President.
Clinton showed where she thinks her political future lies when she told CBS’ Norah O’Donnell that she was not ready to challenge Trump in 2020.
“Chelsea Clinton wants you to know she isn’t running for president against Donald Trump in 2020.
“I clearly don’t agree with our president, but I’m definitely not the right person to run to defeat him in 2020,” Clinton told CBS’s Norah O’Donnell during an interview Tuesday morning.”
Before Donald Trump, candidates planning for a presidential bid usually used political office as a stepping stone to the White House.
Despite her answer, Chelsea Clinton may still think she can one day take a Trump-like path to the White House.
Her last name is a brand and she aggressively uses Twitter.
But she is forgetting one key thing: the American people just rejected the Clinton dynasty.
Trump’s appeal as an outsider who communicated directly with the people was in a key contrast to the consummate swamp creature Hillary Clinton.
And the left doesn’t even have an appetite for a Chelsea Clinton White House.
CNN’s left-leaning political analyst Chris Cillizza wrote:
“Look: There’s very little question that Chelsea Clinton will run for office at some point in the future. She acknowledged as much with O’Donnell.
“Right now, the answer is no, but I think we all need to be asking ourselves that question periodically,” Clinton said about seeking elected office.
Chelsea Clinton: ‘We all need to be asking’ whether to seek public office
But, no one — and I mean no one — was waiting with bated breath for Clinton to make a go or no-go decision about running for president. Yes, Clinton is constitutionally eligible to run — she’s 37 and was born in the United States. Beyond that, though, no one thinks president would be the right first office for her to run for.
That Clinton took O’Donnell’s question about whether she might follow in her parents’ footsteps and immediately leapt to ruling out a presidential bid may be a telling window into where her ambitions (and self-regard) ultimately lie. And that looks like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Eventually.”
Clinton was getting way ahead of herself in shooting down a White House bid.
But her answer upset Americans who thought Hillary Clinton’s defeat meant they were finally rid of the Clintons for good.