Chelsea Clinton Just Got Super Real About The Nail In The Coffin That Ended Her Friendship With Ivanka Trump
What’s that phrase again… BFFs?
Not too long ago, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were such friends, determined to show the world they’d remain close no matter what their parents battle for the 2016 presidency brought out. In fact, back in 2015, during an interview with ET Clinton asserted that she had a tight friendship with President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter.
“Ivanka and I talk about everything,” Clinton explained during an interview at the time. “I’m so grateful she’s my friend. I think she’s a great woman, and I support her as I support all my friends.” Turns out the commitment of friendship and support didn’t last so long. It only took… countless false claims, racism, and sexism to take a toll.
In a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Clinton made it pretty clear their duo is no more.
“I’ve not spoken to her since 2016 and 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 asserted in the interview. “That’s the answer.”
“We were in touch at the beginning of the campaign,” Clinton went on to explain. “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 antisemitism and Islamophobia and homophobia and transphobia and conspiracy theories and lies and is so fundamentally corrupt.”
“I don’t think [Ivanka and her father] are the same by any standard, but I think she’s more than complicit, as anyone who has worked for him for so long by definition is,” she continued. “And I don’t want to be friends with someone like that.”
When it came to her take on the president’s performance at last Tuesday’s debate with Joe Biden, Clinton described Trump as a ghoul.
“Donald Trump is still a racist, incompetent, miserable ghoul of a human being,” she asserted during her interview.
Of course, Chelsea isn’t the only Clinton to criticize Trump’s debate behavior.
Like many of us, Clinton took issue with Trump’s contribution to the 90-minute circus which saw endless interruptions and crosstalk. The decorum of the evening became so broken down that even Biden fumed at one point “Will you shut up, man?!”
During the debates, journalist Jill Filipovic tweeted at the former presidential candidate who went head to head against Trump back in 2016.
“‘Will you shut up, man’ is the line of the night,” Filipovic tweeted. “I so feel for Hillary right now because I’m positive she wanted to say that and couldn’t.”
Clinton was quick to respond to the comment replying “You have no idea.”
Soon after the debate Clinton replied to another tweet from Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, who wrote in a tweet “Has anyone checked in on @HillaryClinton ? Girl I’m so sorry.”
“Thanks, I’m fine,” she wrote back. “But everyone better vote.”
Last week’s parley marked the first of three presidential debates that will take place on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. VP picks Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will also battle it out on the stage this week on Oct. 7.
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