Uh-oh! There’s definitely some bad blood between ex-BFF’s Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton now that their parents are rivals. During an event on July 26, Chelsea blasted Ivanka for her RNC speech, which touched on her father’s plans for equal pay. Chelsea isn’t sure Donald could tackle the issue!
During a panel conversation with Glamour, Lena Dunham, 30, and America Ferrera, 32, Chelsea, 36, was asked her thoughts on Ivanka’s Republican National Convention speech on July 21, in which she suggested her father Donald Trump, 70, would fight for equal pay. Chelsea and Ivanka, 34, were once great friends, but the former first-daughter kept a blank face when discussing the matter.
“So you and Ivanka are friendly, I know,” Glamour Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, 49, said, “but if you got to ask her a question about how her father would do that, what would it be?” Chelsea quickly jumped in. “It would be that question: ‘How would your father do that,” she asked.
The daughter of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, 66, backed up her claims, by pointing out that Trump fails to talk about the subject of equal pay in his speeches and rallies. “Given it’s not something that he has spoken about, there are no policies on any of those fronts that you just mentioned on his website — not last week, not this week,” she said. “So I think the ‘how’ question is super important. In politics as it is in life.”
And she didn’t hesitate from shouting out her mom. “It really matters to me that my mom in this election consistently has told you how she is going to do everything,” she added. “Whether that’s on gun control or protecting a woman’s right to choose or any of the things we’ve talked about. She also tells you how she’s going to pay for it.”
While Ivanka didn’t give much detail on “how” the Republican presidential nominee would push equal pay, she did suggest that he would enforce it. “At my father’s company there are more female than male executives,” Ivanka said during her powerful speech at the RNC. “Women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.”
The potential first daughters, who were first introduced to each other through their husbands, have put their friendship on ice during their parents’ run for the White House. But come November, maybe they will be able to have that chat.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Chelsea’s points about Ivanka’s speech?