Ivanka Trump has been talked about more than ever this year, thanks to her father Donald Trump’s controversial run for president. For the most part, the 34-year-old mother of three has managed to stay out the spotlight — so much so that there have been rumors that she’s the one calling the shots in the campaign — but Ivanka changed that when she took the stage in support of her father at the Republican National Convention in July. In the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Ivanka opens up about everything from her involvement in the Donald Trump presidential race to the status of her friendship with Chelsea Clinton, who made her own poignant speech at the DNC.
Ivanka makes it clear that her role in her father’s campaign is purely familiar. “My role is daughter. I’m his daughter,” she said. “He undertook something incredibly daring, which required a lot of self-sacrifice . . . I, as a daughter, am very proud of him.” Having worked at her father’s company for over a decade, Ivanka admitted, “My siblings and I volunteer our opinions, solicited or not. And I think most children do that with their parents. I think there’s something unique in that we’re colleagues.”
Of Chelsea, who has been hard at work campaigning for her mom and Donald’s rival, Hillary Clinton, Ivanka shut down rumors that the two “suspended” their friendship until after the election. “I still consider her a very close friend, and she considers me as well. We have a great relationship,” Ivanka said, adding, “I’m not running for public office, and neither is she, so of course we’re still friends.” She also admitted to sending Chelsea “a cute gift” after she gave birth to her son, Aidan, in June.
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