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.
— People magazine (@people) September 10, 2015
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.”
— CNN (@CNN) September 11, 2015
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.
— CNN (@CNN) September 10, 2015
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.