Ivana Trump says she is 'first lady,' talks family life before memoir release



- Ivana is promoting her new memoir coming out Tuesday, “Raising Trump,” and spoke out on life, family, etc.
- On Melania and the White House: "I [don't] really want to call him there, because Melania is there. And 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."
- A spokesperson for Melania responded: "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. 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. Unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise."


- More on Melania: "I think for her to be in Washington must be terrible. It's better her than me. I would hate Washington."
- On Donald's tweets: "Sometimes I tell him to just, not to speak that much, and tweet are the tweets. I don't disagree with him because he has so much press against him, so if he says something his words are going to be twisted immediately. If he tweets, the whole world can really get his mind and what is his in mind, and he can tell it in his own words."
- Ivana takes full credit for raising their three kids
- On Donald's parenting: "It was only until they were about 18-years-old [that] he could communicate with them, because he could start to talk business with them. Before, he really didn't know what conversation to strike with the little kids."
- Ivana says Ronald Reagan wanted Donald to run, but because of their dramatic divorce, it wouldn't have been a good time for him to run
- On Donald's love for women: "I think that Donald supports the woman. He loves the woman. Always did. He definitely respected women."
- Ivana thinks both Ivanka and Jared could be president one day
- Donald didn't want his firstborn son to have his name, because he was afraid he could be "a loser"
- Donald also wanted Ivanka's name to be "Tiffany"
- Ivana ended up naming all of the kids: "So I said, 'This is going to be what it is. I carry my kid for nine months, and this is what's going to be."


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