Chelsea Clinton Questions How Ivanka Trump's Father Would End The Pay Gap

No softballs here.

Yesterday, in advance of introducing her mother as the first female presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention, Chelsea Clinton spoke to Glamour on Facebook Live.

During the interview, editor Cindi Leive alluded to Ivanka Trump's speech about her father's position on women's issues at the Republican National Convention.

"He will fight for equal pay for equal work," Ivanka said during the speech. "And he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all."

Knowing that the younger Clinton and younger Trump are "friendly" with each other, Leive inquired, "if you got to ask her a question about how her father would do that, what would it be?"

Without hesitation, Clinton issued the perfect response.

"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," Clinton said. "So I think the 'how' question is super important."

She added that her mother has a detailed plan for "how she's going to pay" for ending the gender gap and for paid family leave.

"Social progress should also come with social responsibility and fiscal responsibility," Clinton said.

The one pay-related issue that Clinton has been somewhat inconsistent on is increasing the minimum wage. In April, Slate reported that her minimum wage position echoes how New York's $15 minimum wage only applies to certain cities. Also, as of July 28, Clinton's campaign website lacks details about how she would increase the minimum wage.

Cover images via Krista Kennell /, a katz /, JStone /


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