Chelsea Clinton has some kind words for her (former?) friend Ivanka Trump.
During an interview with CBS on Tuesday morning, the “She Persisted” author was asked to relay a message to Trump, who will be appearing on the network tomorrow.
“I hope her kids are doing well,” Clinton replied. “I hope they’re enjoying their new home in Washington.”
Clinton’s friendship with Trump hit an uncomfortable bump when their respective parents went head-to-head for the presidential bid. In an interview with Fox News back in August, Trump said the two were “avoid[ing]” the topic of politics but remained good friends.
According to an interview with Clinton on November 7th, the two had not spoken leading up to Election Day, but planned to reopen communication afterwards.
“Our friendship started before politics, so it will last beyond politics,” she told E! News.
Watch Clinton’s full interview below:
May is going to be a big month for Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton.
The former president’s daughter and the current president’s daughter both have books coming out in May, with Trump’s “Women Who Work” hitting shelves May 2 and Clinton’s “She Persisted” landing May 30.
Clinton announced the release of her children’s book on Twitter Thursday, writing: “Persistence has changed the course of history - I’m so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn’t take no for answer.” That list of women includes Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller and Oprah Winfrey.
Persistence has changed the course of history - I’m so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn’t take no for answer on May 30th! pic.twitter.com/IMWWou6kBX— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 16, 2017
Trump’s book is written as a career guide, with the tagline: “Rewriting the Rules for Success.”
“After appearing on ‘The Apprentice’ years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about “women who work,” Trump wrote in a teaser. “So I created a forum to do just that.”
Clinton and Trump have been long-time friends though, according to Clinton, the two took a break during the election.
In an interview before Donald Trump won the presidency, Clinton explained that the pair wouldn’t be speaking before Election Day, but they would definitely connect after.
“Our friendship started before politics, so it will last beyond politics,” Clinton told E! News.
Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump are on a break.
At least that’s what Clinton told E! News yesterday when asked about her friendship with the Republican nominee’s daughter.
“I probably won’t talk to her before Election Day, but I’ll absolutely talk to her after Election Day,” Clinton said. “Our friendship started before politics, so it will last beyond politics.”
She added that despite their close bond, the two definitely have not seen eye-to-eye during this election cycle.
“We clearly have different views about what we think is the right answer and the right direction for our country, so I’m going to do everything I can to support my mom between now and when the polls close on Tuesday,” Clinton said.
Ivanka Trump seconded both those sentiments back in August during an interview with Fox News, explaining that while the two won’t be discussing politics (“It’s probably a good topic to avoid talking about now,” she said), they remain friends.
“We’re not the candidates. We’re the children of the candidates,” she said. “We’ve stayed close to one another, maybe a little less publicly so, but she’s a good friend. We support each other.”
Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton have long been friends and are working to keep it that way.
Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump reportedly have decided not to let the 2016 presidential election ruin their friendship.
However, they have agreed not to see each other until after the November vote, the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column reports.
The News had reported Jan. 1 that the relationship between the two high-profile women, who exchanged baby gifts and had a frequent text messaging relationship, was strained over the attacks by their parents – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Democratic and Republican front-runners, respectively – on each other as the campaign heats up.
Both women are married to Jewish men and are expecting babies this year. Trump has converted to Judaism.
The News cited a source close to the situation as saying that Chelsea Clinton called Ivanka Trump after a particularly bad exchange between their parents.
“Because Chelsea is more experienced in politics, she wanted to move forward,” the source reportedly said. “She knows not to take these things personally.”
During the phone call, Chelsea Clinton wished Ivanka Trump a Happy New Year and they agreed not to let the election ruin their friendship.
“They’ve agreed there won’t be any secret meeting or lunches and neither is going to try and broker a truce between their parents,” the source also said.
Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter this Monday to announce some pretty great news: baby number two is on the way!
Next summer, Charlotte is going to be a big sister! Feeling very blessed & grateful this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/gpCGqcmeCq— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) December 21, 2015
Chelsea and husband Marc Mezvinsky — a Jewish investment banker who was raised conservative — were married at in an interfaith ceremony in Rhinebeck, NY on July of 2010. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, on September 26, 2014.
Clinton, 35, is the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton. She is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, a charity that focuses on global health issues among other causes. She and Mezvinksy live in New York City with their daughter.
Naturally, Grandma Hillary and Grandpa Bill kvelled on social media:
Your dad and I could not be happier for you, Marc, and Charlotte. We’re so excited to meet our second grandchild! -H https://t.co/hgTr07HBlr— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 21, 2015
Christmas comes early! @HillaryClinton and I are thrilled for Chelsea, Marc and Charlotte’s growing family in 2016! https://t.co/D1zCrrzXa2— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 21, 2015
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