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Ivana Trump: 'I'm Glad Melania is There and I'm Here'

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:51 AM

Ivana Trump, in an interview airing Tuesday, dismissed reports that there is friction between her and first lady Melania Trump, said she does "not at all" think she, as Trump's first wife, should have been the first lady of the land as well.

"Washington is tough town," Ivana Trump told Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt, in an interview recorded a week ago in Trump's New York City townhouse. "I was asked to be an American ambassador to Czech Republic. I said if he would have asked me 10, 15 years ago, I would do it. Now I don't want to be, could I do well? Yes. I will salute my freedom. I'm glad Melania is there and I'm here."

The interview was recorded before an interview airing on Monday, in which Trump's first wife said that she has the "direct number" to the White House, but that she does not wish to call her ex-husband there because "Melania is there."

"I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I'm basically first Trump wife," she told ABC's "Good Morning America." "I'm first lady, okay?" she added.

The first lady's office rebuked the statement, saying that Melania Trump, who is the president's third wife, loves living in Washington D.C. and is honored by her role as first lady.

"She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books," FLOTUS communications director Stephanie Grisham told CNN in a statement. "There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise."

Ivana Trump has a new book, "Raising Trump," in which she talks about her marriage to Trump and about raising their three children, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka.

In the Fox interview, she denied reports that she has criticized the first lady's accent, telling Earhardt that "I have accent. She has accent. We are both immigrants. So that really didn't count for me. I sent Melania the text that the last thing I want to do is say something bad about family."

Earhardt, after the interview aired, said she did not get the impression that Trump's first wife considers herself as the real first lady.

"She talked glowingly about Melania, said her children like Melania," Earhardt said. "She has no problem with Melania."

Trump's ex-wife also told Earhardt that she considers him to be a good man who is trying to do the best he can.

"He will negotiate," she said. "Once America has good jobs, once America has infrastructure, once that is done, then we can go and help all the rest of the world."

Trump also describes herself in her book as being a "lion mom," and told Earnhardt that if "somebody's not nice to my family, I'm not nice to them."

"I would not go give interview to CNN if my life would depend on it because they are so bad to Donald," she said. "I would not give interview to New York Times because they sue me last August. They wanted to reopen my divorce documents. And I said I'm sorry. I'm not running for president of the United States."

Trump also talked about raising her three children, saying the now-president was not a "classic father" as he was always working.

"I had total custody, which was the best thing that ever happened because there can only be one chef in the kitchen," she said. "I made a decision on the education, I make a decision on their activities. My friends, their children, they're out of their mind. They're on cocaine, they're on drugs, they spend their money. My kids, they had a discipline."

They were also raised knowing the value of money, she said.

"They would fly economy, and I would fly first class, you know?" she said. "Ivanka said 'can I be upgraded?' I said 'when you can afford it, you get upgraded.'"

She said the three were also working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. cutting grass in the Trump golf courses, earning $4 to $5 an hour for a month.

"Donald Jr. came to us and said 'why can you not raise us from $5 to $6?'" she recalled. "I said 'you know why? Because you did not ask.'"

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Ivana Trump, in an interview airing Tuesday, dismissed reports that there is friction between her and first lady Melania Trump, said she does "not at all" think she, as Trump's first wife, should have been the first lady of the land as well.
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