Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton: Has Parents' Race to White House Destroyed Their Friendship?

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Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton became fast friends when their husbands introduced them several years ago. Recent comments on behalf of Donald Trump--barbs about Bill Clinton cheating on Hillary, to be exact--have pushed the ladies' friendship into the media in recent days.

Have Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton dissolved their friendship because of their parents' political campaigns?

Politico says no--not exactly, anyway. It seems Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump have put their friendship "on hold" until after the November election--assuming, of course, that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win for their respective parties.

A source close to Chelsea Clinton tells Politico, "I don’t think she blames Ivanka,” referring to the many unsavory comments Donald Trump has made about Chelsea's mom.

Even Ivanka Trump has distanced herself from her father.

“I’m not part of his campaign, and he’s kept me very busy working alongside my brothers and running the organization,” she said in an interview in February. “I’ll leave policy to him, but I can speak from my vantage point as a child and a colleague. He’s been an amazing parent.”

It seems the friendship between Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump is just temporarily on ice. The two have chosen not to be seen together in public for obvious reasons.

Do you expect this campaign could do irrevocable damage to this friendship, however? It's hard to overlook many of the barbs Donald Trump throws into the ring. Will Ivanka Trump find herself defending her father to Chelsea Clinton one day?

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.