Chelsea Clinton's Heartfelt Confession: "I Was Curious If I Could Care About Money And I Couldn't"

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It has not been a good month for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

It all started when the former first lady said in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that she and Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House in January 2001: a statement that clearly disagreed with the facts, and certainly came off just a tiny bit insensitive at a time when the bulk of the nation can far more accurately be described as "dead broke" (even when accounting for the harsh winter weather). She followed it up by telling Britain’s Guardian newspaper that the couple isn’t "truly well off."

So now it is damage control. As Bloomberg reports, "Hillary Clinton will test today whether she can still drive home a populist message, even after handing critics in both parties an argument that she’s lost touch with the public. She’ll speak in Denver at a Clinton Global Initiative forum on “economic justice,” just as she tries to rebound from a round of comments in which she suggested that she and former President Bill Clinton aren’t really rich."

At least hypocrisy knows some bonds and the forum isn't called "economic injustice."

But what likely hurt her attempt to appear as "one of us" namely the peasant proletariat (despite her bank account), are comments by her daughter Chelsea, who as a reminder is married to a hedge funder, whose turn it is now to insist she isn’t “well-off” according to a recent interview, in which she claims she couldn't care less about money.

"I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” she told Fast Company in an interview that ran in the magazine's May edition, explaining why she gave up lucrative gigs to join her family’s philanthropic foundation.

Perhaps the reason why Chelsea can't care about money (at some fundamental level) is because she has more of it than she can spend in one lifetime? But we digress.

As Daily News recounts, Chelsea compared her experience to the average millennial, and defended jumping around to different careers — from consulting to a hedge fund to academia to journalism — before finding her true calling working with her parents.

For those curious what the average millenial's life is like please read "Millennials Devastated As American Dream Becomes Nightmare For Most." As for Chelsea's fable, read on:

It is frustrating, because who wants to grow up and follow their parents? I’ve tried really hard to care about things that were very different from my parents … it’s a funny thing to realize I feel called to this work, both as a daughter and also as someone who believes I have contributions to make,” she continued about her reluctant status as a boomerang kid.

Trust us Chelsea: it is even more frustrating when one does not not have option of jumping from job to job, taking advantage of relentless nepotism where employers merely hire you for political kickbacks from your parents and not for your contributions, and not having to worry about money, especially when one can bury their sorrows in a 10 million Gramercy Park apartment.

“I will just always work harder (than anybody else) and hopefully perform better,” said Clinton, who along with former banker husband Marc Mezvinsky, purchased a $10.5-million Gramercy Park apartment in 2013. “And hopefully, over time, I preempt and erase whatever expectations people have of me not having a good work ethic, or not being smart, or not being motivated.”

Daily News sardonically observes that "the Clinton name likely opened doors for the political heiress, including an eye-popping $600,000 annual salary for an irregular stint as an NBC special correspondent."

Indeed, as we reported previously when observing the life of this "average millennial", "NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 Annual Salary For Occasional Work"

Chelsea insists her work speaks for itself.

And just to complete the circle, here is Bill himself, attesting that neither his wife (nor daughter by implication) are "out of touch."

Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday defended his wife Hillary Clinton's recent comments on wealth, saying she is “not out of touch.”


In a discussion with NBC's David Gregory as part of the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president backed up his wife's remarks about being “dead broke” when the couple left the White House.


“It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt,” Clinton said, as Hillary Clinton and his daughter Chelsea looked on. The former president argued that the reporters asking his wife the questions “should put this in some sort of context.”




Asked if Americans resented politicians of means in general, Bill Clinton replied, “I don't think most Americans resent somebody else doing well. They resent that they're not getting a fair deal. They want the bottom to grow. They want the middle to grow.


“You just have to be transparent and tell people the truth,” he said.


Gregory asked Clinton if the general debate on the Clintons' wealth was unfair.


“No,” the former president replied, adding, “I might understand it differently than you do.


“Someone is always trying to change the subject,” he said.

It is unclear if Bill handed out cakes to all present after the taping ended.

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ShrNfr's picture

It's so much easier to not care about money when you are in the 0.01%, isn't it??

cifo's picture

She is clear proof that there is a sociopath gene.

Harlequin001's picture

I tried not to care about this bullshit and then just spewed up everywhere.

For fucks sake...

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

Good thing she married a tribesman. Bet ya he can balance the checkbook!

AlaricBalth's picture

If her name was Chelsea Jones, she would be giving BJ's for dime bags in some trailer park in Arkansas.

Four chan's picture

wat an orrabile cunt. the spawn of satins.

ACP's picture

Agree totally - only saw this movie once but this scene describes the arrogant prick Clinton woman-child to a "T":


"We don't care about money here, Mr, Hughes."

"That's because you have don't care about money because you've always had it...some of us choose to work for a living."


Fuck the Clintons.

john39's picture

it certainly seems like the hidden hand has thrown Hillary under the bus, give the torrent of bad press this past week... 

cifo's picture

This is one those few posts that make me sick.

pods's picture

"I really don't care about money."

And that folks is "Born on Third and acting like they hit a triple."


onewayticket2's picture

She lives in a $10MM pad in NYC...

beware these people.

jbvtme's picture

christ, i wished i lived in equador...

barliman's picture


And this comment is why the Noveau Riche as even MORE despicable than Old Money (All liberal trolls, GFY - I despise the Bushes et al & WTF don't you tiresome idiots stay over on HuffPo)

I also vehemently dislike public discourse using the words; cunt and hate-fuck. So you will understand the depth of my rage when I say:

"Let's auction off the rights for the Pay Per View event of the milennia featuring these two cunts, Shrillary and Chelpuke, being HATE-FUCKED to death by a stallion."

Pour encouragez les autres!

BLOTTO's picture

All the money in the world cant change that ugly fuckin head of hers...


Send the Clinton family to Serbia...they will look after them.

Anusocracy's picture

She's a lucky girl.

She can find a job as a village psychopath just about anywhere.

Stackers's picture

"You gotta rich in the first place to think like that"

~King - Platoon

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

So two uber-narcissists breed and you expected...what?

Whoa Dammit's picture

I wasn't curious if I could care about Chelsea and I don't.

Keyser's picture

She is her mother's child after all... The apple never falls far from the tree and poor Chelsea is obviously as deranged as mummy... 


Lore's picture

She might understand herself better if she got to know her real father.

prains's picture it just me or does she have what looks to be the start of face cankles as well

European American's picture

I hope when the hang the Queen Bitch, the little princess is next in line.

VegasBob's picture

Not cunning.  Like mother, like daughter. Just a lying cunt.

Antifaschistische's picture

What a noble gal....after spending her entire life being handed everything for free.  admission to everything for free.  free meals just for visiting.  free lodging just for visiting.   I'm sure as the family member of an x-Pres she also gets life long SS support and government paid travel expenses to any place in the world.

I tried to care about money....what a total load of crap.

the only thing she's never had to try was actually earning a single dollar by adding value.

kaiserhoff's picture

Born with a silver mallet up her ass.

Handful of Dust's picture



For most families, wealth has vanished


If you’re a typical family, you’re considerably poorer than you used to be. No wonder the “recovery” feels like a recession. A new study published by the Russell Sage foundation helps explain why many families feel like they’re falling behind: They actually are.


The study, which measures the average wealth of U.S. households by income level, reveals a startling decline in wealth nationwide. The median household in 2013 had a net worth of just $56,335 -- 43% lower than the median wealth level right before the recession began in 2007, and 36% lower than a decade ago. “There are very few signs of significant recovery from the losses in wealth suffered by American families during the Great Recession,” the study concludes.

logicalman's picture

Vanished is such a neutral term.


CheapBastard's picture

Bankers and Wall Streeters were handed record profits via taxpayer funded bailouts while the Middle Class taxpayers themselves have been punked witout the KY and left high and dry with substantial losses they will never recover.


Why do you think people are draining their pension plans? Working two jobs? Eating cat food when no one is looking? Why do you think retail is plunging?

macholatte's picture

it certainly seems like the hidden hand has thrown Hillary under the bus, give the torrent of bad press this past week...


Don't bet on it. The Clintons are a vigorous threat.  What you are seeing with the Clintons is a typical political campaign.  Get the dirt out early and then it gives them a chance to ignore the critics with the "that's old news"  "we've been over that a thousand times already"  or the now famoues........ "what difference does it make".   

All the so called "bad press" will be forgotten November, 2016. Dead people and hacked voting machines don't care.

Christophe2's picture

Rather, TPTB need someone so hated that people will actually vote for the 'alternative' (R) candidate, just to avoid that "vigorous threat".

The Clintons are just playing their kabuki roles, playing the bad cop to try to make us desperate enough to turn to the good cop alternative, whoever that actor will be.  There is no way MSM newspapers would make the Clintons look so bad if it wasn't on purpose, according to plan.

But here's the good news: after the election, most people will be SOOOO relieved that we didn't 'elect' Hilary.  Pfew!

European American's picture

Talk about a real Horror Show, I've already seen a "Hillary/Michelle (O.) 2016" bumper sticker.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

She's one of the few ugly girls that can claim to be a trophy wife.


Berspankme's picture

What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say- fuck you Clinton spawn living in a $10 large pad in NY. Just fuck you

Son of Loki's picture

Typical multi-millionaire hypocrit. Their other favorite lines are, "I really care about the poor" and "I'm a liberal politically but a fiscal conservative." The second one really knaws at me meaning they won't give a penny to charity.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Pay no heed to what they say, only to what they do.

Handful of Dust's picture

"I have some friends who are poor people."

NidStyles's picture

Those are called employees not friends. They wouldn't be working for you if they were not poor. 

Joe Davola's picture

The really difficult part for these "charitable" foundations is for the faces of the foundation to actually show some empathy.

Seems Chelsea has inherited her mother's lack of that skill.

And this whole "low in Hillary's popularity" thing is orchestrated so she can make a triumphant comeback while she pegs the press.

onewayticket2's picture

bingo.  NBC paid chelsea $26,000/MINUTE for airtime.....clearly not worth it....unless you consider the access that half million buys them....

NBC and blue dress, but the story is the same.

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pods's picture


BlackChicken's picture

"I was curious if I could care about (Chelsea) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,”

Terminus C's picture

The cake is a lie... and they are feeding us loads of it.