Sara Haines, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” pleaded with Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday to reconsider running for political office.
“Well you said you’re not interested in running for a political office, but your political tweets do give people hope,” Haines said, in reference to Clinton’s tweets which have gotten increasingly snarky and political in the past couples of months.
“Is there anything that would change your mind?” Haines begged as she handed her a sticker that read “Chelsea Clinton ’20.” The screen on the set behind them mirrored the same political signage.
“As I have said before, I don’t think being a citizen is something that just happens on I think registering to vote and showing up to vote is hugely important,” Clinton said. “I’m incredibly encouraged by the more than 13,000 young women who’ve reached out to EMILY’s List off the side lines and other saying they now want to run for office — for city council and for school board, for stage legislator, for Congress. And so, I hope that we will have more women throwing their hat in the ring, and I look forward to supporting some of those women in the future.”
“Yes, Yes. So everybody calm down,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “It’s not happening in 2020.”
In the same interview, Joy Behar asked Clinton how she helped her mom to cope with it the “devastating loss to the country” after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump last November.
Clinton lamented the fact that Donald Trump is planning to get rid of the contraceptive mandate which forces companies to provide insurance that covers birth control under Obamacare, saying that it was “every woman’s right to have free contraception.”