Chelsea Clinton has the reputation of being almost too nice to be believable. When Twitter trolls (and yes, there are many) attack her with mean tweets and insulting comments, she always takes the high road and makes them look even worse than they already are by comparison to her high-road responses.
However, Chelsea does have her limits. The former first daughter defined them quite precisely in a tweet this evening that shared her values of positivity for the world to see and set the limits on where those values are superseded by traits so vile that they must be condemned without hesitation or a second thought about the feelings of the perpetrators of those traits.
Of course, Chelsea couldn’t help but name names in the course of her lesson in proper political etiquette. She didn’t hesitate in pointing the finger directly at the current occupant of her former home in the White House.
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I believe civility, decency & politeness are important. It’s not uncivil, indecent or impolite to name or call out racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism. Looking at you, Mr. President. And, your Cabinet. cc @POTUS & @WhiteHouse
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 19, 2018
If Chelsea Clinton is the political version of Ms. Manners, we can all now breathe a sigh of relief.
Here we were, worried that we were getting a little shrill and hot under the collar with our incessant labeling of the transformative evil that the worst president in American history ushered into the Oval Office with his inauguration, and it turns out we haven’t been the least bit uncivil, indecent or impolite after all.
Of course, Chelsea Clinton’s tweet directly called President Trump and his cabinet racist, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-Semites … but she did it in the nicest way possible, don’t you think? How polite!
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