Flashback Friday: Old Photos Show Bill Clinton and Donald Trump in Chummier Times

Bill Clinton and Donald Trump used to be friends.

ByMEGHAN KENEALLY
September 09, 2016, 5:33 PM

— -- They're a day late for a Throwback Thursday, but the Clinton Presidential Library released a trove of old photos showing Bill Clinton and Donald Trump in chummier times.

A collection of pictures of the two men and others meeting at least two different points in 2000 were released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.

PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 from the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library
PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 from the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library

The first batch of photos show Trump and the then-president meeting at Trump Tower in June, and they look very comfortable around one another.

PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 from the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library

The two men appear side-by-side, shaking hands and then looking at an unidentified magazine, with smiles on both their faces.

The second meeting reportedly occurred in September 2000 when they were both in Queens to watch the U.S. Open.

PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at Trump Towers in New York on June 16, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released by the Clinton Presidential Library on Sept. 9, 2016 from the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on September 8, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library
PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released on Sept. 9, 2016 by The Clinton Presidential Library of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library

They are joined by Trump's current wife Melania, whom he was dating at the time, and another woman who is not identified.

That second woman, who is seen posing next to Trump in one of the photos, is wearing a Playboy bunny shirt, adding to the intrigue over her identity.

PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released on Sept. 9, 2016 by The Clinton Presidential Library of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library
PHOTO: A collection of photographs were released of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
A collection of photographs were released on Sept. 9, 2016 by The Clinton Presidential Library of the Clinton administration during the year 2000. The photographs include President Clinton greeting Donald Trump at the U.S. Open tennis championships in Flushing, New York on Sept. 8, 2000.
The Clinton Presidential Library

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