Chelsea Clinton talked about the current state of her friendship with Ivanka Trump during an appearance on Global‘s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert“, admitting the two women have not “spoken in a long time.”
Over a year ago, Trump told “20/20” she considered Clinton, 38, a “very good friend.” It’s a sentiment the former First Daughter also echoed, telling People in 2015,”Friendship is always more important than politics.”
“She’s been a friend of mine long before the campaign, of course will be a friend of mine after,” Trump said of Clinton during a late 2016 interview. “I haven’t spoken about the specific challenges about this next chapter with her just yet, but I intend to.”
According to Clinton, that conversation hasn’t happened yet, though she “absolutely” still considers Trump a friend.
“It’s clear that she has supported policies and decisions that I don’t agree with. I’ve been very vocal about my opposition to President Trump,” says Clinton. “I certainly am just really sad that we’re at a point in time… where we have a president who has such callous disregard for thoughtful, coherent, expert-advised foreign policy. [It] is something I would hope, regardless of where we sit on the political spectrum, we would agree on.”
Trump, 36, has been criticized for her role as special advisor to the president, especially when it comes to her lack of experience. And her husband, Jared Kushner, had his security clearance downgraded from top clearance levels while investigator Robert Mueller looks into Kushner’s business ties and how they may have influenced White House policy.
Clinton says Trump and her husband Kushner are fair game when it comes to the scrutiny they’ve received for their roles.
“Anyone who works for the president certainly should expect to be scrutinized for whatever decisions not only she or he is making, but whatever decisions the White House is making on any given day,” Clinton tells Colbert.