Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton have the type of relationship that fascinates me. It's the type of relationship that's only forged within the inner circles of the New York elite. I mean, how unreal is it that Trump and Clinton both ended up being daughters of presidents, but became friends before Donald Trump had even announced his candidacy? That's the stuff of soap operas, and Ivanka Trump's quotes about Chelsea Clinton show that it's just as dramatic.
Up until the election, the two had seemed pretty solid. They were friends years before and were seen at an awards ceremony in 2014 looking like good friends. But what was their friendship really like? Clinton was fairly vocal during the 2016 presidential election and after about their close and then not-so-close relationship, including that time in March 2018 when she did not hold back and said the two "had not spoken in a long time." But Trump's quotes paint a different picture. The way she has spoken to and about Clinton instead points to Trump being well-intentioned about maintaining the friendship, if distant. Knowing how things turned out, these quotes are definitely sweet. But also, let's be honest — just a little awkward.