Variety held its “Power of Women” luncheon in New York City Friday, and one of the honorees was Chelsea Clinton. While introducing the honorees, “Saturday Night Live” star Vanessa Bayer made a joke about Chelsea’s mother, Hillary Clinton, losing the presidential election. Chelsea, after her remarks on childhood obesity, took a swipe at the comedienne’s joke.
In her introduction, Bayer said, “OK, we have some pretty amazing honorees this afternoon: Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, Tina Knowles, Shari Redstone, and Chelsea Clinton. And they all have one thing in common: None of their moms are president.” The liberal New York crowd groaned.
After the speech, Chelsea couldn’t let the joke go. “Vanessa, we may be able to say in this room today that no one’s mother is currently president, but someday, someone’s will be,” Clinton concluded. The crowd cheered.