On Wednesday at the state funeral, Whoever made the seating arrangements certainly showed their sense of humor by putting former friends Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump right next to each other.
The “falling out” started to gain new interest due to the rather tepid atmosphere between the two during President George H.W. Bush’s memorial service this week.
While seated next to each other, they both interacted briefly and it seemed as though they would rather be sitting somewhere else.
The two, who have many of the obvious things in common — unintentional fame, for one thing — used to be good friends.
It is not exactly a secret Ivanka Trump is a bit more progressive than one would expect from a Republican first daughter.
However, Ivanka is very loyal and defensive of her father, something that apparently is just too much for Clinton to handle.
But, just like Ivanka consistently stands by her brand, Chelsea stands by her convictions. In March, she spelled it out clearly on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that their days of friendship are over. “I have not spoken to her in a long time,” she said. “It’s clear, though, that she has supported policies and decisions that I don’t agree with. I’ve been very vocal about my opposition to President Trump and this White House.”
We hope that someday they can have a productive conversation.