- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chelsea Clinton brushed off Donald Trump’s comments about her father’s marital infidelities, telling Cosmopolitan magazine that “being attacked” is a sort of tradition in her family.

In the interview published Tuesday, the former first daughter was asked what she thought of Mr. Trump saying he didn’t mention former President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions during Monday night’s first presidential debate out of respect for her.

“Well, my reaction to that is just what my reaction has been kind of every time Trump has gone after my mom or my family, which is that it’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy, or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country safe and Americans safe here at home and around the world,” Chelsea Clinton, 36, told the magazine.

“And candidly, I don’t remember a time in my life when my parents and my family weren’t being attacked, and so it just sort of seems to be in that tradition, unfortunately,” she continued. “And what I find most troubling by far are Trump’s … continued, relentless attacks on whole swaths of our country and even our global community: women, Muslims, Americans with disabilities, a Gold Star family. I mean, that, to me, is far more troubling than whatever his most recent screed against my mom or my family [is].”

Chelsea Clinton’s interview with Cosmopolitan came in stark contrast to Ivanka Trump, who cut off her interview after citing “a lot of negativity” in the interviewer’s questioning.


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