Here We Go: Ivanka Trump vs. Chelsea Clinton

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jul 28, 2016 2:40 PM
Here We Go: Ivanka Trump vs. Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump have been friends for a very long time, but that could start to change as the ugly battle for the White House heats up on the campaign trail. 

During her address to the RNC convention last week in Cleveland, Ivanka Trump argued that not only does her father believe in equal pay for equal work, but he's lived it through his companies. 

"At my father's company, there are more female executives than male executives. They are paid equally to men for the work that they do. And when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out," she said. "He is color-blind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period." 

"Politicians talk about wage equality...my father made a practice for his entire career," she continued.

During an interview for Glamour Magazine at the DNC this week, Chelsea Clinton went after Ivanka by questioning her father's credibility on the issue of equal pay for women and on women's issues in general. From CBS News

Chelsea Clinton challenged her friend, Ivanka Trump Tuesday to ask her father how he would fight to promote rights for working women.

In a Facebook Live event with Glamour magazine, Clinton was asked about her relationship with the younger Trump, a longtime friend of Clinton's.

Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive mentioned Trump's "very passionate speech" at the GOP convention last week, in which the billionaire's daughter "talked about how [her father] would fight for equal pay for equal work and would focus on making quality child care accessible for all."

"So you and Ivanka are friendly, I know," Leive prompted, but "if you got to ask her a question about how her father would do that, what would it be?"

Clinton barely skipped a beat. "It would be that question: 'How would your father do that?'"

"Given it's not something that he has spoken about, there are no policies on any of those fronts that you just mentioned on his website -- not last week, not this week," she said. "So I think the 'how' question is super important. In politics as it is in life."

As the FreeBeacon points out, during her time in the Senate Hillary Clinton paid women far less than she paid men:

While Hillary Clinton has vowed on the campaign trail that she will pour energy into closing the gender wage gap should she win the White House in November, the former first lady stumbled over the issue during her time in the U.S. Senate.

Women who worked for Clinton when she served in Congress were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of salary data from her Senate years.

From 2002 to 2008, the median income for a female staff member working in her office was about $15,708 less than the median salary for a man, the report found. 

Battle of the daughters? Bring it on.