Ivana Trump, the first wife of US President Donald Trump , provoked on Monday an angry reaction from Melania Trump, the current wife of the President.
« I’m Trump’s first wife, okay? » In an interview with ABC News, Ivana Trump, in intensely promoting her book Raising Trump, claimed, in a joke gone wrong, the title of « First Lady ». « I have the direct number for the White House but I do not really want to call him because Melania is there, » she said, referring to her discourses with her ex-husband. « And I do not want to createny kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife, OK? I’m first lady, OK?, » she adds laughing.
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The current and only first lady fired back via a statement to CNN from her communications director, Stephanie Grisham.
« She loves living in Washington, DC, and is honored by her role as first lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books, » Grisham said, adding, « There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise. »
Ivana Trump, 68, is the mother of Donald Trump’s first three children: Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric. The real estate entrepreneur has two other children: Tiffany Trump, with his second wife, actress Marla Maples, and Barron Trump (who lives in the White House) with Melania Trump.