Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton, whose friendship reportedly ended over their sharp differences over Donald Trump’s presidency, appeared to enjoy a cordial conversation Wednesday as they sat next to each other at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush, the Daily Mail reported.
It would be the first time the women have been seen together in public since their reported falling out after the contentious 2016 election, when their parents, reality TV star Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, battled for the presidency.
More awkwardness: What did former friends Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton say to each other at #GeorgeHWBushFuneral? pic.twitter.com/qjPbfBwoF7
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The first daughters, who were once said to be close, also sat alongside Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner in the National Catherdral. The three, in turn, were a few rows behind their parents, President Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, who also is the former first lady.
Looks like Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump are sitting next to each other? https://t.co/SDWS0ViXfF pic.twitter.com/XkoggWWSs9
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The reunion, taking place under the somber circumstances of Bush’s funeral, comes six months after Chelsea Clinton, 38, slammed Ivanka Trump, 37, in an interview for choosing to stand by her father and his controversial policies, insisting that Ivanka, a White House senior advisor, should be “held responsible” for her choices.
In an interview with The Guardian, Chelsea Clinton said she had no sympathy for Ivanka Trump facing criticism for her father’s rhetoric or actions, including his administration’s policy to deter immigration by separating children from their parents at the Mexican border.
“She’s an adult,” said Chelsea Clinton, a children’s book author who are serves on the board of her family’s Clinton Foundation. “She can make the choices for herself. I mean, she’s (37). We are responsible for our choices.”
Ivanka Trump, left, greets Chelsea Clinton on the red carpet at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Chelsea Clinton also shared others’ distaste and concerns about nepotism in the Trump White House, with the president’s decision to have his daughter and son-in-law Kushner work for him as senior advisors. Chelsea Clinton said she never would have gone to work for her mother in the White House, had …
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