Once a quiet campaign surrogate, Chelsea Clinton appears to have developed a whole new persona on Twitter since her mother's presidential election loss in November.
A report by Politico examined the change that Secretary Clinton's daughter has undergone on social media in recent months, where she has transformed into a sassy and sarcastic political commenter. The report illustrates how the Clinton daughter who had previously shied away from the spotlight now seemingly seeks it out, perhaps testing the waters for a future political career of her own.
Covering a wide variety of topics, Chelsea Clinton's recent Twitter posts have certainly garnered a significant reaction from all sides of the political spectrum, both positive and negative.
She attacked a report about Republican lawmakers “suffering” through town hall meetings:
One tweet publicized her attendance at a Muslim solidarity rally, which also happened to be her daughter's first protest:
She even made a comment on her own personal experience with “fake news”:
And in perhaps her most publicized tweet yet, she openly mocked President Donald Trump and White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway for their more public gaffes:
Politico spoke with some of the closest allies of the Clinton family about the idea of Chelsea pursuing public office in the future. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe wasn't sure about any of her future plans, he admired her outspokenness, saying:
"I don’t know if she’s ever going to run for office. I have no idea. She’s bright and she’s engaged and she’s got things to say on issues, and I think it’s great having her voice out there.”
While Chelsea Clinton appears to be open to the idea of pursuing an office or some other form of political involvement, some in the Democratic Party would rather distance themselves from the Clinton family.
The Washington Examiner spoke to some attendees at a February Democratic National Committee Forum in Baltimore who share that sentiment. Mike Bender, a 61-year-old Democrat from Baltimore, told the Washington Examiner:
“The country does not have any more appetite for any Clintons. Enough is enough, and frankly I think the Clinton policies, going back to Bill, are what took the Democrats to the center and the right, and you can see what kind of enthusiasm that inspired.”
If Chelsea Clinton really does want to pursue a career in politics, she'll need to come to terms with the fact that not everyone on the left is a fan of her mother and father right now.