5-Year-Old Chelsea Clinton Wrote Letter to President Reagan Urging Him Not to Visit Nazi Graves


When Chelsea Clinton was 5-years-old she was not eating dirt like us, normal people. Instead, she was writing letters to world leaders advising them on their diplomatic trips.

In the summer of 1985, Clinton wrote a letter to President Ronald Reagan, advising him against visiting a Nazi cemetery (which he did anyway). A photocopy of that letter appears in her new book for serious children, It’s Your World.

“Dear Mr. President, I have seen The Sound of Music. The Nazis don’t look like very nice people. Please don’t go to their cemetary [sic]. Sincerely, Chelsea Clinton.”

Note the little sticker at the bottom of the letter that adds a bit of Chelsea to a document that otherwise might be devoid of personality.

Still, I have to wonder if the littlest Clinton really penned this letter of her own will. According to literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental, children are only just beginning to learn how to write the alphabet at age five. Is it possible that the future first daughter was so advanced that she essentially Beautiful Mind-ed the above missive? Or, was there something more dubious afoot? Is it possible that Bill or Hillary strong-armed their small daughter into writing a letter that might have had international importance?

Don’t blame me; I am only asking questions.

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