NBC's Matt Lauer is calling on Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump to sit down together for a "children's summit" in an effort to ensure the Clinton family's "darkest moments" are kept out of the campaign. 

"The Today Show" co-host made his remarks in an interview with Chelsea Clinton, a former special correspondent for NBC News. 


"Why not convene a summit?" Lauer asked Clinton after she confirmed that she and Ivanka Trump are friends. "A children's summit. Maybe just a daughter summit. You and Ivanka sit down over a cup of coffee and discuss tone and discuss what it's like to hear those things coming out of the other candidate's mouth about the person you love." 

Clinton responded the idea hadn't occurred to her but is "something she would consider." 

Lauer continued to press Clinton on arranging a formal conversation and even recommended that she tell Ivanka Trump that any personal attacks on former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonHoward Schultz is holding the Democratic Party hostage Hill-HarrisX poll: 76 percent oppose Trump pardoning former campaign aides A Weld challenge to Trump would provide Republicans a clear choice MORE's past be declared off limits. 

"I mean, it's clear, Chelsea, that [GOP presidential nominee] Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCummings says Ivanka Trump not preserving all official communications Property is a fundamental right that is now being threatened 25 states could see severe flooding in coming weeks, scientists say MORE is willing to bring up some of the darkest moments of your family's past as an issue," said Lauer. "Would you sit down with Ivanka and say that shouldn't fit into the rules of engagement?" 
Clinton avoided asking Lauer to define what "the darkest moments" of the Clinton family past meant specifically, instead pivoting to contrast what she felt was a difference in tone at the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention.  

"I think it's clear that Mr. Trump is running his campaign and saying what he thinks is important in this election," said Clinton. "I think what we're seeing here in Philadelphia is a very strong contrast to that. 
"I mean, my mother is not engaging in divisive, bigoted rhetoric," referring to the Republican convention in Cleveland last week. 

Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020 Biden-Abrams ticket would be a genius media move Assange lawyer says he's declined to cooperate with Nadler's document requests MORE, before the Democratic presidential nominee delivers her acceptance speech Thursday night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.