Chelsea Handler recalls run-in with Ivanka: 'I can’t even with you'
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Chelsea Handler says she once rejected Ivanka Trump straight to the first daughter’s face, only to be met with a shrug.

The “Chelsea” host — whose politically charged talk show's second season premiered this month on Netflix — recalled the encounter Friday over drinks with a small group of journalists at Teddy & The Bully Bar in downtown Washington.

Both Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father at the White House, and Handler, an outspoken critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPoll: Both parties need to do more on drug prices Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump White House: Trump will delay steel tariffs for EU, six countries MORE, were among the speakers last October at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit in California.

Handler — who in the past has ripped Donald Trump, calling him a “toddler” and dubbing his 35-year-old daughter “a puppet” — said someone at the Fortune event brought Ivanka Trump over to meet her.


“I can’t even with you,” Handler recalls uttering to Trump. Handler mimicked the look she says Ivanka Trump responded with, shrugging while appearing bewildered.

Handler, 42, touched down in the nation’s capital this week to film a series of interviews for her chatfest, revealing upcoming sit-downs on her show with Democratic Sens. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMcCabe oversaw criminal probe into Sessions over testimony on Russian contacts: report Academy president accused of sexual harassment: report Top Nike executive resigns amid workplace complaints: report MORE (Minn.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandCynthia Nixon: Cuomo winning gold in Albany's 'corruption Olympics' 2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Amtrak to rename Rochester station after Louise Slaughter MORE (N.Y.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren battles Carson: Housing discrimination 'the scandal that should get you fired' Overnight Regulation: Omnibus includes deal on tip-pooling rule | Groups sue over rules for organic livestock | AT&T, DOJ make opening arguments in merger trial Warren presses Mulvaney, Azar on tip pooling MORE (Mass.).

Sipping a vodka with lime, the “Are You There, Vodka? It’s me, Chelsea” author weighed in on hot topics including everything from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson flirting with a presidential bid (“The Rock, or at this point I’d take a rock,” Handler quipped, quickly crediting another comedian for the one-liner) to personally encouraging “The Talk’s” Aisha Tyler to make a political bid.

When ITK asked what she’d say to critics who are sick of celebrities spouting off about politics, Handler replied that she started “from nothing.” Recalling waiting tables for seven years, Handler exclaimed, “I’m not allowed to have an opinion?!”