Monday, 9 October 2017

Melania Trump blasts Ivana's 'attention-seeking' first lady comment in biting statement


Melania Trump's spokeswoman slammed President Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana on Monday after she referred to herself as the "first lady" on Good Morning America
In a televised appearance meant to promote her new memoir "Raising Trump"  68-year-old Ivana said that she and the president are on good terms and claimed that she still speaks to him on the phone about twice a month.
"I have the direct number to White House but I don't really want to call him there because Melania is there and I don't really want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I'm basically [the] first Trump wife, OK?" she joked to ABC's Amy Robach. "I'm [the] first lady, OK?"
First lady Melania Trump apparently did not take kindly to Ivana's statement.
Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, released a pointed statement to CNN on Monday, stating, "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.
"There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise," she added.