Chelsea Clinton on Ivanka Trump: ‘We Will Be Friends Long After This Election’


Presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be battling it out, but their daughters, Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton, aren’t letting the campaign get between their friendship.

During an appearance on The View on Friday, September 9, Chelsea shut down rumors that she is feuding with the businesswoman, who has been a central player in her father’s campaign.

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton attend the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 10, 2014, in New York City.
Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton attend the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 10, 2014, in New York City. Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic

“Absolutely not,” she said when asked if there’s beef between them considering their parents’ current political race. “We were friends long before this election; we will be friends long after this election.”

“[Our friendship] certainly is not going to end because of politics,” Chelsea, who is mom to kids Charlotte, 23 months, and Aiden, 2 months, added. “I have tremendous respect for Ivanka. I love her family. She’s a working mom like I am. We have so much more in common than we have disagreement about.”

Chelsea, 36, previously praised Ivanka, 34, following the Republican National Convention in July, telling Extra that she thought the fashion designer’s speech was “great.”

“I think it was clear last week when Ivanka introduced her dad that she’s so proud of him,” she also told the Today show’s Matt Lauer in July, while maintaining her views on Ivanka’s controversial father, Donald. “I don’t expect [Ivanka] to always have to defend her father. I mean, I think it’s clear that Mr. Trump is running his campaign, and saying what he thinks is important in this election. … My mother’s not engaging in divisive, bigoted rhetoric.”

Ivanka has also confirmed their long-lasting friendship.

“We have a great respect for each other, and that hasn’t changed,” the shoe designer said during a Fox interview last month. “She’s a great girl, and she’s been a great friend to me.”

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