(TODAY SHOW) Chelsea Clinton took a rare step into the spotlight over the weekend, raising her profile with a visible role in her father’s public service agency and acknowledging the intense speculation about the possibility of her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, making a White House run in 2016. She also left the door open to running for public office herself someday.
“Right now I’m grateful to live in a city, a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators and my representative,” the former first daughter said in an interview that aired on TODAY Monday. “If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”
Clinton has raised her visibility by helping run Clinton Global Initiative University, an annual meeting that her father’s service agency holds for college students. Over the weekend, Clinton moderated panels and hosted sessions at the CGI U meeting in St. Louis, where the topics ranged from human trafficking to childhood mortality.