Hillary Clinton Raves About ‘Amazing, Extraordinary’ Grandbaby Charlotte: She Is ‘Brilliant Beyond Words’

04/05/2016 at 02:45 PM ET

Chelsea Clinton‘s daughter, Charlotte, is growing up fast and grandma Hillary Clinton couldn’t be prouder.

Being a grandmother is “the most amazing experience,” the Democratic hopeful said during an appearance on The View Tuesday morning. “It is like falling in love all over again. It is the best experience. And of course, when you have the most amazing, extraordinary 18-month-old granddaughter … brilliant beyond words.”


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Clinton, 68, added that she has arranged her busy campaign schedule around visits with her granddaughter, who will become a big sister early this summer.

“I get separation anxiety if I don’t get to see her. Now FaceTime was invented for grandparents. And that has been such a gift because I can be anywhere and FaceTime her, see her eating her lunch or racing around.”

“So I try to stay in touch and it’s so exciting because she calls me ‘Grandma,’ she calls Bill [Clinton] ‘Pop Pop,’ ” the former secretary of state said. “That’s what Chelsea called my father.”

“It’s the best,” she added with a big smile.

— Tierney McAfee

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K on

Truly amazing that a clump of cells with no Constitutional rights can turn into a person.

Stacey McRae on

How can she have so much love for her granddaughter and not give a s..t about this country?

Anonymous on

if she looks anything like Hillary’s daughter UGH, UGH UGH!!!

Mary on

She probably is adorable and brilliant beyond words, but she can’t hold a candle to my 3 year old grandson Evan! LOL!

Anonymous on

How wonderful that Chelsea did not selectively choose to end either of these pregnancies so that Hills and Pop Pop have the opportunity to be grandparents! BTW-How lucky is Hills that her own mother was pro-life!

Du on

@K, the same way the universe came from the Big Bang, and humans evolved from Protozoa. Your statement is redundant.

Sarah on

Sounds so nice to call her grandma and call Bill pop pop.

E on

Pro choice is so much more than ending a healthy pregnancy… I am a social worker and I recently had a 12 year old client with serious physical disabilities, who wanted/needed to have an abortion after being sexually abused. Should she carry a baby to term? She is terrified of even using the toilet, after being abused.
My parents always said that becoming grandparents was the most amazing thing…there is no fear, no uncertainty, no middle the nights feedings…just pure enjoyment 🙂

Deborah on

So where is that article on Mr. and Mrs. Trump becoming grandparents to Ivanka’s son? Yeah, I didn’t think so. You’re pathetic PEOPLE.

angela on

Aww there must a cute granddaughter!