Chelsea Clinton: 'The horrors' of Trump administration 'won’t change my life'
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Chelsea Clinton says "most of the horrors” of the Trump administration won't really hurt her personally, but it's still an "incredibly rough" time to be an American.

“I think right now is a rough spot for all of the things that I care about and all the things I think are important in the world,” she said at the launch of her new children’s book, “Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference,” when asked by a young boy if she’d ever faced any rough times personally.

“And yet I know it’s not really a rough spot for me because most of the horrors of this administration won’t change my life,” added Clinton, speaking at her alma mater, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, at a Monday night signing event hosted by Politics and Prose bookstore.


Clinton has been a fierce critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE, saying in a May interview that the commander in chief "degrades what it means to be an American."

“I’m protected by the color of my skin, I’m protected by my privilege, I’m protected by the fact that I live in New York City, I’m protected by my immigration status,” she told the child-filled crowd this week.

“So while I find this incredibly rough, in your words,” Clinton told the boy, “it’s not rough for me in a real sense, everyday.”

“I have to use every ounce of privilege that I have to stand up for everything that I believe is right,” Clinton, a 38-year-old mother of two, said to applause.

Clinton, who’s known for taking online trolls head-on on social media, offered advice to another youngster who asked what she thought of adults who tell kids to ignore bullies.

“I spend a lot of time standing up to bullies,” she said to laughs.

“If you see bullying and you think you can safely intervene, I think you absolutely should,” Clinton said.

She took several wide-ranging questions from the children gathered at the event — at one point giving a shoutout to Christine Blasey Ford, one of the accusers of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while discussing “all the women who have persisted” throughout history.

“Thank you, Dr. Ford,” Clinton said as many in the crowd cheered.

Asked by an 8-year-old girl if she considered herself a feminist, Clinton quickly replied, “Yes, I am a feminist.”

Clinton also told the grade-schoolers that in her down time she enjoys looking at pictures of elephants and NASA’s account on Twitter and reading female detective novels. She recently watched “The Crown,” Netflix’s series about Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

When asked if she was still a vegetarian (her dad has credited his vegan diet with saving his life) Clinton said she was back to her carnivorous ways.

After becoming a vegetarian when she was 11 when she read some articles in school about slaughterhouse cruelty, Clinton said she went back to eating meat 18 years later.

“I’d like to think it was for animal rights and health reasons,” Clinton said of her initial reason for going sans meat, “but now, with age, I think some of it was also just good old-fashioned rebellion.”