Chelsea Clinton, Like Many Women In America, Is Becoming Increasingly Vocal About Her Politics

The former first daughter hasn't held back on Twitter.

Chelsea Clinton largely stayed away from the spotlight during her mother's presidential campaign, making her mark behind the scenes instead.


But faced with a president who seems intent on fulfilling his controversial campaign promises, Clinton, like many other women, is feeling the strong pull to political action — and, like President Trump, she's wielding Twitter as her primary form of communication. 

It's a new side to the former first daughter that we've never seen before, not even during the election. And it's likely that Clinton is motivated more by the outrage sparked by Trump's executive order on immigration than anything else.

In recent days, Clinton's blunt tweets show where exactly she stands with the administration's actions in its first couple of weeks. 

In a move that went beyond politics, Clinton took to social media the day after the inauguration to defend the youngest of the Trump brood, 10-year-old Barron, from crude comments about his appearance at the ceremony. 

"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids," she tweeted

President Trump's actions in his first weeks in office have galvanized many Americans, particularly women, to become more politically engaged. Clinton has never before indicated that she's interested in running for office, but if hopeful predictions about women's growing political clout are correct, we may well see some fresh new female faces in the midterm elections next year. And whatever your thoughts on Clinton herself, more women in politics can only be a good thing. 

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