Chelsea Clinton dissed Ivanka Trump, saying she’s fair game for criticism since she works for the Trump White House as an adviser to the president.
“I think anyone who works for the president should expect to be scrutinized for whatever decisions not only that he or she is making, but whatever decisions the White House is making on any given day,” Clinton told “Late Night” host Stephen Colbert.
Chelsea and Ivanka were friends for many years during their youth, but it seems the two are no longer close. Ivanka had called Clinton “a great friend” as recently as 2016, but relations between the two have chilled since President Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton.
“I have not spoken to her in a long time,” Chelsea revealed. “It’s clear that she has supported policies and decisions that I don’t agree with.”
Colbert jokingly asked: “Could you call her up and say, ‘Hey, maybe no war with North Korea?’”
Clinton replied: “I certainly am just really sad that we’re at a point in time that that even has to be said. That we’re at a point in time where we have a president who has such a callous disregard for a thoughtful, coherent, kind of expert-advised foreign policy is something I would hope that regardless of where we sit on the political spectrum, we could agree on.”
Chelsea then dug in further, saying: “I think, unfortunately, this administration is the collision of cruelty and incompetence.”
Ivanka made headlines last month during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, when an NBC reporter asked if she believes the women who have accused her father of sexual misconduct. Ivanka said she believes her dad.
“I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated there’s no truth to it,” Ivanka replied. “I don’t think that’s a question you’d ask many other daughters.”
Ivanka’s remark was obviously an oblique reference to the multiple, credible rape, harassment, and sexual assault allegations against Chelsea’s father, former president Bill Clinton.
While Chelsea has written books and paid lip service to female empowerment, she has never acknowledged her dad’s long history of misogynistic behavior. In June 2017, Chelsea refused to sign a copy of her book “She Persisted” at a book signing after learning it was on behalf of Juanita Broaddrick.
While promoting “She Persisted,” Chelsea said: “I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down.”
Retired nurse Juanita Broaddrick knows something about being silenced. In 1978, Broaddrick said she was brutally raped by Bill Clinton when he was attorney general of Arkansas.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016