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Carole Radziwill's Friendship with Ramona Singer Will Take a "Turn for the Worse" This Season

The #RHONY author explains the real cause of their heated political debate.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Carole Radziwill's Friendship with Ramona Singer "Took a Turn for the Worse"

Carole Radziwill is all about politics this season of The Real Housewives of New York City, so of course, the topic was bound to come up with her fellow Manhattanites sooner or later. Unfortunately, Carole found herself in a bit of a heated debate with Ramona Singer in Wednesday night's episode over who was the most informed about everything surrounding the 2016 presidential election. 

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Carole was having none of Ramona's comments then, and she still doesn't understand why Ramona felt the need to assert her political prowess like that now. "I say with 100 percent certainty and clarity that Ramona Singer does not know more than I know about politics or of the political campaign, that campaign or any campaign. And I say that lovingly. I don't try to say that I'm smarter than her. I just know more about the political machinations than Ramona. Just as she knows more about tennis than I do," Carole recently told The Daily Dish. "But she would not admit that I perhaps have a little more knowledge than she did about the political season. And that's what kind of pissed me off more than anything, her inability to say, 'Well, tell me, what do you think?' or, 'Why do you think this? And what does this mean?' It's just something that happens, I think, when people don't follow politics, but they kind of think it's important."

Carole also said that the dispute bothered her so much because politics has been a real passion of hers for years. "But if you're not gonna follow it, don't go around with your friends and don't tell me how much you know, because I guarantee you you just don't know. Even if you're reading The New York Times or you're reading online stuff, it's just you don't know as much as someone who's really invested in it," she explained. "And I was really invested in it. And I have been for most of my adult life. I know more than Ramona Singer. Sorry."

Up until this point, Carole has remained close to Ramona since she joined the cast of RHONY in Season 5. "When I first met Ramona, I liked her. There was something about her that I thought was really genuine and authentic. And when you come to a show like this, that's at least, for me, what I was looking for in all the different women, like who's being real and who's putting on airs, because those people just make me nervous because you never know what they're gonna say or do," Carole said. "Ramona's been pretty consistent, and we've developed a nice friendship over the course of five years."

But could Carole and Ramona's relationship be in trouble this season? There's also a moment in the Season 9 supertease where Ramona tells Carole, "You're not my friend anymore." "This year we took a little turn for the worse because, I think, she was not happy with my political stance. And she either didn't want to talk about it or she did want to talk about it. There were some parties that she was maybe invited then disinvited then invited then disinvited, and that did not sit well with her," Carole teased about the course her friendship with Ramona may take this season. "We muddle through, and we manage to make it OK. I was taking no prisoners as far as the politics goes, and you'll see that, especially in the beginning of the season."

This season of RHONY is just getting started. Check out what else is on the way, below.

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