Will the real First Lady please stand up? In a recent interview with Good Morning America, ex-wife Ivana Trump made some shocking claims and First Lady Melania Trump is firing back!
Not only did Ivana Trump state she has a “direct number” to the White House and calls U.S President Donald Trump every two weeks, she went so far as to refer to herself as the First Lady!
In the interview, Ivana says, “I don’t really want to call him there because Melania is there.” She tells GMA, “I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife. OK? I’m first lady.” Ouch!
Ivana and Donald Trump were married in 1977 but divorced fifteen years later following a highly publicized affair between Mr. Trump and Marla Maples, a former beauty queen he would later marry.
Ivana tells ABC she’s forgiven Donald Trump but not Maples. “I never accepted her apology,” she says.
Ivana also claims to have turned down the U.S. ambassadorship to the Czech Republic and gives the U.S. president advice on his tweets.
Things turn ugly when she says she wouldn’t trade places with Melania because she “hates Washington.”
The bold statements came from the 68-year-old former wife while promoting her new memoir, ‘Raising Trump.’ The book shares what it’s like to be married to a future U.S. president and raise their children Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
Melania’s communications director Stephanie Grisham released a statement saying, “Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President. 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 added. “There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex.”
Melania’s spokesperson says the comments are nothing more than “attention-seeking and self-serving noise.” And the gloves are off.
The feud between the Trump women has caused a stir on Twitter and here’s a look at some of the reactions.
Many Twitter users seem to be enjoying the political drama and said it was the moment they’d been waiting for.
Following what many are referring to as a “catfight,” the demand for Melania Trump, Ivana Trump and Marla Maples to get their own reality show is high.
The Twitterverse is going so far as to create polls to see who will come out on top. According to this poll, it looks like Melania Trump will remain the First Lady for now.