US 1st lady Melania Trump accused her husband’s 1st wife Ivana of creating “attention-seeking and self-seeking noise” Monday when the former Mrs Trump jokingly referred to herself as the 1st lady whereas making an attempt to sell her memoirs.
In an interview with abc News to push her new book — “Raising Trump” — the 68-year-old Ivana Trump tried a little joke once describing her long relationship with the 45th United States of America president.
“I have the direct number to White House however I don’t really want to call him there as a result of Melania is there, and that i don’t really need to cause any reasonably jealousy or one thing like that as a result of I’m primarily 1st Trump wife, OK? I’m 1st lady, OK?” she told abc, with a laugh.
Melania Trump, 47 and normally very reserved, was not amused.
“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and also the president,” said a telegraphically worded statement from her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, published by CNN. Barron is the Trumps’ young son.
“She loves living in Washington, DC, and is honored by her role as 1st lady of the united states.”
She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books,” Grisham said.
She added: “There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. This is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
Ivana Trump is the mother of Trump’s three eldest children: Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric.
The former real estate tycoon has 2 other children: tiffany, along with his second wife, Marla Maples, and 11-year-old Barron — who lives along with his parents at the White House.
Ivana, a Czech-born former model, skier and businesswoman, married Trump in 1979. The couple were a fixture on the new york celebrity circuit before divorcing in an exceedingly blaze of scandal in 1992.
Trump went on to marry Maples, with whom he had been having an affair, however they divorced six years later. Melania is Trump’s third wife.
Ivana is probably best best-known for coining Trump’s nickname “The Donald.”