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 Clinton Democratic leaders' impeachment tightrope Several factors have hindered 'next up' presidential candidates in recent years Criminal justice includes food security — we can't ban the social safety net MORE's past be declared off limits. 

"I mean, it's clear, Chelsea, that [GOP presidential nominee] Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens 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 ClintonWarren policy ideas show signs of paying off Biden at campaign kickoff event: I don't have to be 'angry' to win Top Dem: Trump helps GOP erase enthusiasm gap; Ohio a big problem MORE, before the Democratic presidential nominee delivers her acceptance speech Thursday night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.