Chelsea Clinton Just Addressed The Democratic National Convention — What She Said

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PHILADELPHIA — Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother on the final night of the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.

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While addressing the crowd in the Wells Fargo Center, the 36-year-old told personal anecdotes about Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Pregnant Chelsea Clinton: I Left The Church Because Of Abortion)

“It is such an honor for me to be here tonight,” Clinton said. “I’m here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a  proud mother, and, tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter.”

“Mark and I can’t quite believe our daughter Charlotte is nearly 2 years old. She loves Elmo, she loves blueberries, and, above all, she loves FaceTiming with grandma. My mom can be about to walk on stage and it doesn’t matter, she’ll stop to read a book with her granddaughter.”

“Every day that I spend as Charlotte and Aidan’s mother, I think about my own mother. My wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother. My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I had fallen down, giving me a big hug, and reading me ‘Goodnight Moon.’ Every single memory I have of my mom is that, regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always there for me. Every softball game, dance recitals, countless saturdays finding shapes in the clouds.”

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“Whenever my mom was away for work, which thankfully didn’t happen very often, she left notes for me to open every day that she was gone, all stacked neatly in a drawer with the date on each one.” (RELATED: You Too Can Live Like Chelsea Clinton For A Mere $6 Million)

“Growing up, conversations around the dinner table always started around what I learned that week. Only after my parents listened to me, would they then talk about what they were working on, what was consuming their day and keeping them up at night. I love that my parents had their own thoughts and could back them up with opinions. I always knew how deeply they loved me.”


“That feeling of being loved and valued — that’s what my mom wants for every child. My parents raised me to know how quirky I was, that I never had to worry about food on the table or a good school to go to or a safe neighborhood to play in. They taught me that is a responsibly that comes with being smiled on by fate.”

“There’s something else that my mother taught me: public service is about service. As her daughter, I’ve had a special window into how she serves.”

“I’ve also seen her at the low points, like the summer of 1994. Several people have talked about her fight for universal healthcare. I saw it up close. It was bruising. It was exhausting. She fought her heart out, then she lost. It was pretty tough to watch, but my mom, she was amazing. She took time to replenish her spirits.” (RELATED: Chelsea Clinton: Republicans Aren’t Ready For A Debate With Democrats)

“People ask me all the time, ‘How does she do it? How does she keep going with the sound and the fury of politics?’ Here’s how: it’s because she never, ever forgets who she’s fighting for. She’s worked to make it easier for foster kids to be adopted, for our 9/11 first responders to get the healthcare they deserve, for women around the world to be safe, to be treated with dignity and to have more opportunities.”

“Fights like these — they are what keep my mother going.”

Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on July 22, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Getty Images)

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“That’s who my mom is. She’s a listener and a doer. A woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and heart full of love. This November, I’m voting for the progressive who will protect our communities from gun violence.”

“I’m voting for a person who never ever gives up and believes we can always do better when we come together and work together. I hope someday my children will be as proud of me as I am of my mom. I am so grateful to be her daughter. And mom, grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight.”

“To everyone watching here and at home, I know with all my hear that my mother will make us proud as our next president.” (RELATED: The Clintons Just Channeled The Royal Family In This Birth Announcement)