‘First Trump Lady’ Ivana Trump on Melania Trump: ‘I think she’s trying her best’
I know this should not be the focus of anything and truly, I care deeply about how Donald Trump is destroying the country from within, and all of those stories about how he’s an unhinged lunatic committing treason on an almost hourly basis. All that being said, I think “The Real Housewives of Bigly” are hilarious. The beef between Ivana Trump (wife #1) and Melania Trump (wife #3) is one of the funniest things to come out of the Bigly administration. A few months ago, Ivana Trump was promoting her latest book, and she was asked (obviously) about her ex-husband and the current First Lady. Ivana made a big point about how she was “the first” Trump wife, so she was basically “the First Lady.” It would have been a minor, tacky story, except that Melania used the First Lady’s office to issue a bitchy statement about Ivana. Well, guess what? Ivana is still talking.
Ivana Trump “doesn’t envy” her former husband President Donald Trump. The first wife of the former real estate mogul appeared on The Ray D’Arcy Show in Ireland, where she discussed whether the president would run for a second term in office.
“I think he’s missing a little bit of his old life,” she said. “You know he was in Trump Tower, and he would go to Mar-a-Lago, he would go to play golf on Westchester, and things like that. Now from 8 o’clock in the morning to midnight, he’s working, working, working and everybody shoves at him the problem of the country.” The 68-year-old former model added — to laughs from the audience — “I don’t envy him, I think he must be freaking exhausted.”
Ivana also addressed calling herself the “first lady” during an interview on Good Morning America last month, a comment she said upset the president’s wife Melania Trump.
“I said, ‘I’m first Trump lady. I’m first Trump lady,’ and first lady went bananas over it,” she explained. “I have no idea why. I don’t know how it sparkled, but I am definitely first Trump lady.” She said, “I was married to Donald. I have three kids with him, and I have no idea why she resents it,” adding, “Who cares?”
When asked if she thought Melania was doing a good job as first lady, Ivana quipped, “I thinks she’s trying her best.”
“I thinks she’s trying her best” is good shade. While I’m not really on anyone’s “team” in this situation, I think Ivana has the right to say whatever she wants. If she wants to claim to be the First Trump Lady (whatever that is), so be it. Melania should have ignored it and ignored Ivana completely. It’s a story now because Melania is shockingly thin-skinned and insecure in her position. It’s also a story now because Melania and Ivana are both incredibly tacky.
Ivana Trump responds to the fallout with Melania after Ivana apparently declared herself the real first lady. Asked if Melania is doing a good job 'I thinks she's trying her best' …. #raydarcy pic.twitter.com/SiQI9peYHB
— The Ray D'Arcy Show (@RTERayDarcyShow) November 25, 2017
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