Chelsea Clinton is a prolific tweeter, but she’s also rather laconic. Her commentary is reliably poignant on issues big and small, but usually subtle, even cerebral. It takes a lot for her to get emotional.
And she’s remarkably consistent as well, never succumbing to cheap partisan attacks. She took to Twitter earlier this week in fact to defend Barron Trump, who some in the media attacked for his fashion choices. Today she stepped-up to stand behind former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Conspiracy theory peddler Alex Jones produced a detestable video promoting a racist rumor about Michelle Obama’s sexuality. The rumor has festered in the dark corners of alt-right social media sites for some time, but Jones brought it out into the daylight today when he posted the story to his website.
Chelsea Clinton could not stay silent, lashing out in her characteristically subtle but surgical manner.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 25, 2017
Racist attacks on Michelle Obama are nothing new, but she remained mostly silent about them during her time as First Lady. Now free from those constraints, expect the Princeton alum and Harvard Law grad to speak out more. In the mean time, she can continue to expect her army of admirers like Chelsea Clinton to rush to her defense against vile attacks like this.
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