Of Course, Clinton's Granddaughter Already Owns Machiavelli

It was a gift.

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Hillary Clinton accepted an illustrated version of Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince” on behalf of her three-day-old granddaughter at one of two fundraisers she headlined for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Manhattan today.

New York Representative Steve Israel, the DCCC chairman, gave Clinton the adaptation of Machiavelli’s treatise on political philosophy, several other books and an infant-sized New York Mets uniform. Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, the first grandchild of the former secretary of state and former President Bill Clinton, was born Friday.

"Machiavelli is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand power," Israel said. "I'm sure this will be helpful to Charlotte as she navigates the cutthroat world of the playground and 'Mommy and Me.'"

Hillary Clinton spoke about economic security for the middle class at a lunch with 60 high-end donors to the DCCC and a lower-dollar event for about 300 contributors to Democratic candidats, Israel said.

“She was on fire at both of these things,” Israel said. “One thing she said is ’You shouldn’t have to be the granddaughter of a president to know you’ll have all of the opportunities,’” available in the U.S.

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