Chelsea Clinton on Hillary's struggle with voters: 'I'm a daughter, not a pundit'

by Eun Kyung Kim /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Despite her mother's struggles at the polls, Chelsea Clinton expressed confidence that Hillary's presidential campaign will gain additional support as more voters learn more details about her views on issues.

“I’m not a pundit, I’m a daughter,” Clinton said in an exclusive interview Tuesday with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, who asked what it feels like to hear people say they view her mother as dishonest.

“I love and admire my mom. I know that she’s talking about issues that are important to families across our country,” she said. “I believe that is starting to resonate. I believe as more and more Americans hear from her, they’ll come to know why I’m so proud to be my mother’s daughter.”

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said she's always surprised to see such reproach directed at her mother “because my mom is my hero.”

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“I just continue to believe as more people see more of her [they] will come to know why I believe so strongly that she would make a great president and they will reach the same conclusions,” she said.

Clinton appeared on TODAY to also discuss her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!” which is aimed at explaining climate change, poverty, access to education and other global issues to young people.

"When I talk to kids today, they’re curious about the world around us. I think they’re more engaged than adults often think they are and they want to know what they can do," she said.

Clinton also talked about the role her daughter, Charlotte, plays in shaping her mother's vision for the future. Campaigns are about shaping the country for children, so "I understand why Charlotte is really her north star in this race."

Clinton said she's been surprised at how delightful it's been to see her parents interacting with her daughter.

"I didn’t know it would be such a joy of parenting to see my parents as grandparents, but it really has been," she said.

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