Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump: Will Their Friendship Go the Way of Their Rival Parents, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?

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Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump are very close friends. The two grew close after their husbands became friends a while back. Will their rival parents, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, throw a wrench into that friendship?

Chelsea Clinton says no.

"Friendship is always more important than politics," the former First Daughter said in a recent interview with People magazine. "I learned that growing up, watching my parents be friends with people across the political spectrum in Arkansas."

Keep in mind, however, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were once friends, too. She attended his wedding to wife Melania, and he donated big bucks--tens of thousands, actually--to the Clinton Foundation. These days, the two are arch rivals.

Donald Trump has publicly called Chelsea Clinton's mother a criminal, as well as the "worst secretary of state in the history of the U.S."

During a recent interview with Andrea Mitchell, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump likes to defame people.

"He is the candidate of being against [people]," she said.

Despite this and more, Chelsea Clinton firmly believes her friendship with Ivanka Trump will outlast the 2016 election--and beyond.

"I'm really grateful that Ivanka's my friend," she says.

Do you think Chelsea Clinton is kidding herself? Can her friendship with Ivanka Trump last as parents on opposite ends of the political spectrum say cruel things about each other--as has become the norm in politics these days?

It will be interesting to hear what Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump have to say about each other a year from now.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.