In Summary
  • In an interview to promote her new book — 'Raising Trump' — the 68-year-old Ivana Trump attempted a little joke when describing her longstanding relationship with the 45th US president.
  • Ivana Trump is the mother of Trump's three eldest children: Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric.
  • Ivana is perhaps best known for coining Trump's nickname ‘The Donald.’

WASHINGTON

US First Lady Melania Trump accused her husband's first wife Ivana of making "attention-seeking and self-serving noise" Monday, after the former Mrs Trump jokingly referred to herself as the first lady while trying to sell her memoirs.

In an interview with ABC News to promote her new book — 'Raising Trump' — the 68-year-old Ivana Trump attempted a little joke when describing her longstanding relationship with the 45th US president.

"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 first Trump wife, OK? I'm first lady, OK?" she told ABC, with a laugh.

NOT AMUSED

Melania Trump, 47 and normally very reserved, was not amused.

"Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the president," said a tersely worded statement from her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, published by CNN. Barron is the Trumps' young son.

"She loves living in Washington, DC, and is honoured by her role as First Lady of the United States." 

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