Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has been quiet with regards to how she feels about her old friend Ivanka Trump… until now.
Ms. Clinton sat down in the Clinton Foundation offices for a wide-ranging interview with the U.K. paper the Guardian. Although she was there to talk about her new children’s book, she also talked about the pressure of growing up in the White House. This lead to Clinton revealing her true feelings about current first daughter Ivanka Trump.
When asked if she feels sorry for Ivanka Trump, Clinton said, “She’s an adult. She can make the choices for herself. I mean, she’s 36. We are responsible for our choices. In 2008 I was really proud to support my mom — but I disagreed with her fundamentally on a few things, particularly her then opposition to equal marriage rights for LGBTQ Americans. I never defended that position, because it wasn’t what I believed was the right thing to do.”
Clinton’s comments are especially harsh, since she and Trump used to be friends. They were seen together at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in November 2014.
Clinton said the two haven’t spoken in “a long time.”
She said of the other Trump children (Barron aside), “They’re adults who’ve made the decision to work in this administration.”
Bottom line: Clinton is absolutely right. If Ivanka truly wanted to be an “advocate for women” she would speak out against her father’s blatant misogynistic comments and policies.