Chelsea Takes on Trump on His Favorite Platform: Twitter

Former first daughter has been lighting up her Twitter account
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Clinton Most Outspoken Against Trump: Chelsea
Chelsea Clinton speaks on Nov. 2, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis.   (Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Hillary Clinton has occasionally emerged from semi-seclusion to zing President Trump on Twitter, but it's another Clinton who's really having at the president. Politico reports that Chelsea Clinton (who the site notes used to keep her tweets trained on more "anodyne" subjects) has been fired up online since Trump took office, resulting in a more "provocative" and "punchier" former first daughter who isn't afraid to take on anti-Semitism, "fake news," and even the commander in chief himself. It's to the point where Mashable is now calling her the "MVP of taking down Trump" on the social media platform, using what it calls her "signature mix of mild sarcasm and exasperation." And a rep for the former first daughter says the tweets are indeed all Chelsea, per CNN.

"It's up to all of us to protect trans students, even if the White House won't," she tweeted Friday. The 37-year old, who's been much more vocal online about the 45th president than her reticent parents, has also addressed Trump's immigration ban, the recent role of ICE agents, and rumors that the president plans on cutting funds for arts programs and services for the poor. Critics say her tweets are just a thinly veiled attempt to stay in the spotlight in case she ever decides to run for office, while others are taking the tack that Clinton's jabs don't even merit a conversation. "Hadn't noticed until you told me," Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway tells Politico. Mashable runs down why Clinton's anti-Trump Twitter strategy is effective. (More Chelsea Clinton stories.)

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