August 5th, 2013

Chelsea Clinton talks to CNN’s Nima Elbagir

CNN’s Nima Elbagir (@nimacnn) spoke exclusively to Chelsea Clinton Monday in Rwanda, where the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a nine-day, six-stop African trip with her father. Clinton admits she’s still not ruling out a future run for office.

On running for office
“Not now. I’m so grateful for the work I’m able to do in places like Rwanda – I know that I’m making a difference. I’m also grateful to live in a city and a state and a country where I really believe in my elected officials, and their ethos and their competencies. Someday, if either of those weren’t true, and I thought I could make more of a difference in the public sector, or if I didn’t like how my city or state or country were being run, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”

On leading a public life
“I hear my grandmother’s voice in my head every day that life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you. I had very much led a deliberately private life for a long time, and now I’m attempting to lead a perfectly public life.”

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