Clinton and Trump had known each other for decades before the mogul decided to run for president. Bill and Hillary Clinton attended Trump’s third wedding in 2005. Ivanka and Chelsea, the daughters of the two candidates, have shared a longstanding friendship. In a 2012 interview with Fox News, he called Clinton “a terrific woman” and praised her tenure as SoS.
“I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job,” he told Van Susteren in 2012. “I like her.”
It is hard to resist wondering what the two talked about in that phone call. For Trump to actually be running with the direct intention of getting his old friend into office would be among the most outlandish and crazy things ever to have happened in the history of American politics.