Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider running for office if someone 'steps down or retires'
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Chelsea Clinton said in a recent interview that she hasn’t ruled out running for office in the future, saying if “someone were to step down or retire” she may be open to the idea.

"I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me," Clinton, the daughter of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president The Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani MORE, told The Journal News in an interview released on Wednesday.


Clinton’s interview with The Journal News was one of her latest stops in a ongoing promotional tour for her new book, “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference.”

The book tackles a variety of issues, including climate change, bullying and endangered species, and is aimed at readers ages 7 to 10.

Clinton went on to say that although she doesn’t have any plans to run for office at present, the idea “is something I think about as I hope every young person thinks about it.”

“If you care about what’s happening in the world, you have to care about running for and holding elected office,” she continued. “I hope it’s a question that we ask ourselves. For me, I live in a neighborhood in the city and in a state where I feel my family, and what I hope for the world, is well-represented.”

“It’s at the national level where I disagree deeply with President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE on, l think, everything practically,” Clinton said. 

“But I like my City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, I like my senators and I love my public advocate Letitia James who I hope is the next attorney general,” she added. “For now, I am really focused on trying to make the change I want to see in the world through my work in the foundation, my writing and my teaching.” 

Clinton was also pressed about talks of her mother mulling another presidential run during the interview.

Clinton said that although she supports her mother, who ran for president in 2008 and 2016, in whatever she wants to, she’s “never once mentioned that (a presidential run) to me,” while also adding that her mother’s head “is very much on projects that she’s committed to now.”