Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be up for a serious battle, but their daughters Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump aren’t letting the tension affect their relationship.
Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton have been friends for years, after meeting through their respective husbands. Chelsea, mother of Charlotte and Aidan, feel assured that their friendship will not be affected by their parents’ feud. “We were friends long before the election; we will be friends after the election”, Chelsea said in US Weekly on 9 September. She continued: “Our friendship is certainly not going to end because of politics. 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 Clinton went even further in her support of Ivanka. When Trump’s daughter, 35 years old and mother of three children, spoke at the Republican National Convention in July, Chelsea told Matt Lauer of the Today Show, “I think it was clear last week when Ivanka introduced her dad that she’s so proud of him.”
Ivanka Trump also shares Clinton’s views, stating during a Fox Interview, “We have a great respect for each other, and that hasn’t changed. She’s a great girl, and she’s been a great friend to me”.
Nevertheless, both women have agreed to keep out of the public eye in order to avoid awkwardness during the campaign. Ivanka told People magazine: “We are friendly, but there’s certainly tremendous intensity around both of our lives right now.” “We never talked about politics before the campaign, and it’s probably a good topic to avoid talking about now.”
Donald Trump showed his surprise during a rally in Colorado in July, saying: “You know, Chelsea likes Ivanka, and Ivanka likes Chelsea. I wish they didn’t like each other but they do.”
If Donald Trump gets elected on 8 November, he made it clear that his children Donald, Eric and Ivanka would be at the head of his business empire. Therefore, depending on the outcome of the vote, no one knows where Ivanka and Chelsea’s relationship will stand.