While the media continues to prop up former First Daughter and multi-millionaire Chelsea Clinton as the true heir to the Clinton dynasty (as the rest of us throw up), CBS News’ Gayle King appears to be conceding that Chelsea can’t beat Trump in 2020.
After the Variety’s Power of Women luncheon on Friday in which both Clinton and King were honored, the “CBS This Morning” anchor brought up Chelsea’s future in politics, even though the former First Daughter refused to at the podium.
“I’ll resist the urge to say Chelsea 2024,” King said. “I won’t say it.”
2024? I guess that means King knows Chelsea can’t and shouldn’t run in 2020 against Trump, because she would lose.
Chelsea, who explicitly said she’s not running for office, received the “Lifetime Impact” award for her humanitarian work. Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer poked fun at Hillary Clinton’s election upset when speaking about all the honorees — Blake Lively, Jessica Chastain, Tina Knowles, Shari Redstone, Audra McDonald, Gayle King, and Chelsea Clinton.
“They all have one thing in common. None of their moms are president,” Bayer joked.
Chelsea responded. “Vanessa, we may be able to say in this room today that no one’s mother is currently president, but some day, someone’s will be.”
So long as they don’t come from the Clinton family.
Nearly six months after the election, a Washington Post poll found that despite President Trump’s low job approval, he would still beat Hillary in a rematch with the popular vote no less.
Watch Clinton’s remarks at the Variety’s Power of Women luncheon below: