They used to have a strong bond before their parents run for office in 2016. Now, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump’s close friendship is just part of a memory. What happened between the two?
Chelsea Clinton finally opened up about her fallout with Ivanka Trump in an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Despite the friendly relationship they used to have, the author didn’t see herself reuniting with the presidential daughter.
Chelsea, Ivanka stop to communicate
Chelsea admitted she had no communication with Ivanka since President Donald Trump won over her mom, Hilary Clinton, in the 2016 election.
“I have not spoken to her since 2016,” she told the host, Andy Cohen, via Us Weekly. “I have no interest in being friends with [her].”
The 40-year-old revealed they remained in touch at the beginning of the 2016 campaign. However, she found it hard to accept someone who had actively embraced their candidate – “whether it’s their father or not.”
“I don’t want to be friends with someone like that,” she revealed.
According to USA Today, although Chelsea believed Ivanka was never like her father, she said she’s “more than complicit.”
She also talked about the recent debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. After seeing the heated argument, she only had one sentence to say about the POTUS.
“Donald Trump is still a racist, incompetent, cruel, miserable ghoul of a human being,” Chelsea swore.
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The beginning of the fallout
Chelsea and Ivanka were both vocal campaigners of the 2016 presidential election. They respectively introduced each other’s family at the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention then.
Four years have passed, and Ivanka is now a senior advisor in the White House, where Chelsea used to live when his father, Bill Clinton, was the U.S. President.
In an interview with Today in 2016, Chelsea said she and Ivanka had “very different views” when it came to the strongest candidate.
Two years after, she revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert they hadn’t spoken for “a long time.”
“It’s clear that she has supported policies and decisions that I don’t agree with,” Chelsea explained. “I’ve been very vocal about my opposition to President Trump.”
Chelsea Clinton went on to say that anyone who worked with the President should be ready to be scrutinized. With the decisions they and the White House would make, there would surely be questions and interrogations.
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