Melania Trump Calls Ivana Trump ‘Attention-Seeking’
The United States First Lady Melania Trump has engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump after the latter claimed that she was the original First Lady.
Ivana, 68, was promoting her tell-all memoir, 'Raising Trump', during an interview with 'Good Morning America' when she said she had a direct line to her former husband Donald Trump.
“I have the Direct Number to the White House,” Ivana Trump said.
“But I’m not really going to call Donald Trump there because Melania Trump is there, and I don’t want to cause any kind of embarrassment or jealousy or something like that, because I’m basically the first wife of Donald Trump, OK? I’m First Lady, OK?”
Melania Trump, 47, responded to Ivana’s claims via her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, who issued a scathing statement about Ivana’s intentions.
“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President. She loves living in Washington, D.C., and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States,” Ms. Grisham said.
“She plans to use her title and role to help children, not to sell books. There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. Unfortunately, only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
Ivana Trump, a Czech-born former model, was married to the President Donald Trump for 15 years and is the mother of his three elder children, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric.
In the Meanwhile, Melania Trump, a Slovenia-born former model, wedded President Trump in 2005 and is a mother to their 1 -year-old son, Barron.
While she may not possess the official title, Ivana Trump argued she would be an excellent First Lady.
“Could I straighten out the White House in 14 days? Of course,” she told the Time Magazine.
“Can I go and give the speech without a teleprompter for 45 minutes? Of course. Can I entertain? Of course, I can entertain. But it is just not something I would like to do.”
Melania Trump was not the only Trump wife to have been targeted by Ivana Trump – she also took a swipe at his second wife, Marla Maples, 53, who is a mother to his daughter, Tiffany, calling her “the showgirl”.