On Friday, Vanessa Bayer introduced the honorees for the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in New York City. The Saturday Night Live star read off the names of the honorees, including Jessica Chastain, Shari Redstone, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald, Gayle King, and Chelsea Clinton.
Bayer then said, “They all have one thing in common. None of their moms are president.” There wasn’t much laughter from the audience. Did I mention that Chelsea was one of the honorees??
When it came time for Chelsea Clinton’s speech, she spoke highly of her mother Hillary Clinton. “I’m particularly proud and grateful for the example that my mother has always set,” she said, adding, “It’s always better to get caught trying than to never have tried at all.”
She ended the speech by addressing Bayer. “Vanessa, we may be able to say in this room today that no one’s mother is currently president, but some day, someone’s will be.”
Watch the video above, via Variety.
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