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As far as campaigning goes, Chelsea Clinton has played a significantly smaller role, at least publicly, in her mother Hillary Clinton’s second run for the White House than her fellow potential First Daughter Ivanka Trump has in her father’s. The younger Trump has served as one of the most vocal advisers in Donald Trump’s campaign, both behind the scene and in the spotlight.
Last week, Trump tried to reframe her father’s—and the GOP’s—position on women’s issues at the Republican National Convention, pledging that the presidential candidate empowers women and would ensure equal pay for equal work.
During a Facebook live for Glamour magazine Wednesday night, Clinton questioned whether the GOP and Trump would actually support the issues (specifically “paid family leave, equal pay for equal work, ensuring that our child care cost don’t overwhelm our salaries”) that both Democratic and Republican women care about. Asked by editor Cindi Leive what she would like to ask the younger Trump, Clinton said it was exactly how the GOP nominee would do that, given his track record.
“When you look at those issues that certainly affect our generation so strongly, I think my mom has stronger plans and a stronger record for actually delivering for women and families,” Clinton said.
To clarify: Clinton has outlined a proposal for paid family and medical leave (an issue that gums up support on both sides of the political aisle) and addressed equal pay for equal work and subsidized childcare.
Candidate Trump has no official policies outlined, but has said “I will do so much better for women.” Equal pay and paid leave are not addressed in the Republican party platform.
Ivanka Trump has long presented herself as a champion for women in the workplace. She is currently writing a book aimed at working women, and launched a #WomenWhoWork initiative back in October to fight against negative stereotypes. Given that 70% of women had an unfavorable view of Trump according to an April Gallup poll, he may want to bring her on as an advisor to win over more women voters.
Correction: This article originally misattributed Trump’s 70% unfavorability rating among women to Pew instead of Gallup.