Shocking new rumors are circulating that President Bill Clinton may not be the biological father of his only child, daughter Chelsea Clinton.
According to the National Enquirer, Chelsea Clinton recently took a DNA test–which proved that, shockingly, she’s not the daughter of the 42nd President of the United States but, rather, the result of Hillary Clinton’s affair with another Arkansas lawyer in the late 1970s.
The Enquirer claims that Chelsea’s actual father is Hillary Clinton’s former law partner, Webster “Webb” Hubbell.
Images of Chelsea Clinton and Hubbell side-by-side, while hardly a scientific comparison, show quite a bit of resemblance between the two.
While the National Enquirer has a reputation of sensationalist stories, even liberal news site Jezebel admitted that they do have a knack for breaking political scandals, simply because they’re willing to dig into dirt that many mainstream publications wouldn’t touch. Jezebel reminded readers that the Enquirer “was responsible for breaking two pretty major political stories over the past 10 years: the John Edwards cheating scandal, and Bristol Palin’s pregnancy.
If the Enquirer story is correct, it could tell volumes about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s marriage–namely, because both of them seem willing to give permission to affairs, that rumors of their union being one of professional convenience may be true.
It also could be the final nail in Hillary Clinton’s stumbling presidential candidacy. In an effort to show her “softer side,” Hillary has often referenced her role as a mother and grandmother as a qualification for the Oval Office–and that would take a severe hit if it was revealed that Chelsea’s real father was hidden for more than three decades.
But while many Americans were willing to overlook Bill’s rampant infidelity because of his aw-shucks charm and charisma, Hillary won’t enjoy the same free pass, especially with a child involved.