She said: “I have no interest in being friends with someone who is not only an accomplice, but an active participant in this administration’s daily collision of cruelty and incompetence. So this is the answer.
“We were in contact at the start of the campaign, but it’s really very difficult when there is someone actively embracing their candidate, whether it’s their father or not, who is racist and sexist and anti-Semitism and Islamophobia and homophobia and transphobia and conspiracy theories and lies, and is so fundamentally corrupt. ”
Ms. Clinton and Ms. Trump both aided in their respective parents’ campaigns and introduced their family members to the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention, respectively.
Ms Trump went on to serve as a senior adviser in her father’s administration after his election.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2016, Ms. Clinton spoke candidly about her friendship with Ms. Trump, stressing that “friendship is more important than politics.”
She said: “I am grateful for his friendship.
“And I will always believe, because that’s how my parents raised me, that friendship is more important than politics.
The move was seen as a violation of protocol, with critics claiming Ms. Trump was unelected and lacked authority on foreign policy.
Mr Trump defended his daughter in a Tweet claiming that “if Chelsea Clinton was asked to take her mother’s seat like her mother gave our country, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!”
Ms. Clinton responded to President Trump’s criticism by quoting her tweet.
She wrote: “Hello Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or father to ask me.