Ivanka Trump: Chelsea Clinton is still 'a very close friend'
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Ivanka Trump is pushing back against reports that said she and Chelsea Clinton “suspended” their friendship as the presidential campaign heats up. 

In a new interview with Harpers Bazaar, the oldest daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE says she still considers Clinton a “very close friend.” 


“She considers me [a very close friend] as well,” Trump said of the Democratic nominee’s daughter. “We have a great relationship.” 

Trump said she has not yet seen Clinton’s months-old son, Aiden, but she sent “a cute gift.” 

“More for the mother than the baby,” Trump added. 

Just weeks ago Clinton called on Trump to ask her billionaire father how he would fight for equal rights for women.  

In her convention speech, Trump talked about how her father would fight for equal pay for women and make high-quality child care accessible for all. 

“How would your father do that?” Clinton asked in an interview with Glamour magazine. 

Trump hopes to take her platform on child care to the White House if her father is elected president. 

“You have the ability to effectuate change at the highest level. There are issues I am deeply passionate about. ... I’m a huge advocate for women’s issues, like child care,” she said. “In half the country, the cost of child care exceeds the cost of housing. It’s the largest expense for households. It’s not sustainable or appropriate.” 

Trump, however, prefers not to talk about her stance on abortion.  

“I don’t talk politics. I made that decision at the beginning of this campaign because I am not the candidate.”