On the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Chelsea Clinton will introduce her mother, Hillary Clinton, as she accepts the party's nomination. The younger Clinton has been vocal this week about her mother's election rival, Donald Trump, and said she would consider a "daughters' summit" with the GOP nominee's daughter, Ivanka Trump.
On Tuesday (26 July), Clinton appeared in a Facebook Live event with Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive, who asked her about Trump's speech during the Republican National Convention the previous week. Lieve asked: "[Ivanka] talked about how [her father] would fight for equal pay for equal work and would focus on making quality childcare accessible for all....If you got to ask her a question about how her father would do that, what would it be?"
"It would be that question: How would your father do that?" Chelsea replied. "How would your father do that given it's not something he's spoken about? There are no policies on any of those fronts that you just mentioned on his website – not last week, not this week. So I think the 'how?' question is super important. In politics as it is in life."
Clinton was again asked to comment on Trump's campaign and his daughter's involvement. Clinton told TODAY host Matt Lauer that as a mother she found the rhetoric about women, immigrants and Muslims at the GOP convention much more "upsetting" than the repeated attacks on her mother.
Clinton added that while she had not thought of hosting a "daughters' summit", it would be something that she would consider. "I think it was clear last week when Ivanka introduced her dad that she's so proud of him," she added. "I don't expect [Ivanka] to always have to defend her father. I mean, I think it's clear that Mr Trump is running his campaign and saying what he thinks is important in this election...my mother's not engaging in divisive, bigoted rhetoric."
Despite their parent's dueling campaigns, Chelsea Clinton says her friendship with Ivanka Trump remains the same. "[We're] absolutely [friends]," she told Extra. "It has nothing to do with politics. We were friends before this election; we'll be friends after this election."