Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were friends until Donald Trump won the election against Hillary Clinton in 2016, when their relationship soured.
Chelsea said she ended her relationship with Trump’s daughter because she claimed Ivanka was “complicit” in racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, and transphobia.”
And they always say never let politics get in the way of friendships.
In a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” Hillary and Chelsea Clinton appeared on the Bravo TV show.
Jared Kushner writes in his book that the newly-elected Trump requested Ivanka to set up a meeting with Hillary and Bill Clinton through her former friend Chelsea.
Kushner said the meeting was to “convey that Trump had no intention of looking backward and hoped to have a cordial relationship with Hillary to unite the country,” the Hill reported.
In his memoir “Breaking History,” Kushner said Donald Trump “genuinely wanted to help the country unite” before he became leader of the free world.
“Ivanka did call Chelsea,” Kushner said in his book.
“But days later Hillary backed [Green Party presidential nominee] Jill Stein’s challenge to the election, and Trump ended his outreach.”
Chelsea said she hasn’t spoken to Ivanka since November 2016, right after Donald Trump won the election.
But she claims she “does not recall” Ivanka inviting her family to dinner.
Host Andy Cohen asked Chelsea about her friendship with Ivanka.
“I would say we were friends,” Clinton replied.
“She’s not the person I called when I was curious about something for my kids or if I was debating a life decision, but we were definitely friends,” Chelsea said.
“And then she went to the dark side.”
Chelsea Clinton explained why she ended her friendship with Ivanka during a 2020 “Watch What Happens Live appearance.”
“I have no interest in being friends with someone who is not only complicit but actively taking part in this administration’s everyday collision of cruelty and incompetence,” she said of Ivanka and her father’s administration.
Chelsea continued by attacking Trump:
“We were in touch at the beginning of the campaign, but it’s just really hard when there’s someone who’s actively embracing their candidate, whether it’s their father or not, who is trafficking in racism and sexism and anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and homophobia and transphobia and conspiracy theories and lies and is so fundamentally corrupt.”
“I don’t think [Ivanka and Donald Trump] are the same by any standard,” Chelsea said. “But I think she’s more than complicit.”
Chelsea Clinton concluded, “I don’t want to be friends with someone like that.”