Ivana Trump set her sights on First Lady Melania Trump again during a very sassy interview.
Ivana was President Trump’s first wife and is the mother of his three oldest children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Because of this, she’s taken to calling herself a “first lady,” something that the actual first lady does not take kindly to.
“Well, I said I’m first Trump lady,” she explained during an appearance on the “Ray D’Arcy Show” over the weekend.
But Ivana didn’t stop there. She decided to throw some shade Melania’s way:
I’m first Trump lady, and [Melania] went bananas over it. I have no idea why. I don’t know how it sparkled, but I am definitely first Trump lady. I was married to Donald, I have three kids with him, and I have no idea why … she resents it. So leave it at that. Who cares?
When asked if she thought Melania was doing a good job as the first lady, Ivana replied, “I think she’s trying her best.” Her response prompted a shocked reaction from her host and the audience.
Ivana first publicly referred to herself as the “first lady” in an October interview with “Good Morning America.”
She was speaking of a previous life when she was married to the president from 1977 to 1992. The pair then divorced following Trump’s affair with his eventual second wife, Marla Maples. Trump and Maples, who parented Tiffany Trump, were married in 1993.
The comments did not go unchallenged by Melania, Trump’s current wife and mother to the youngest first child, Barron. A spokesperson for the actual first lady released the following statement:
Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for [her son] 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. This is, unfortunately, only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.
Though she still harbors a grudge against Maples, Ivana insisted that despite the separation, she and Trump remain good friends.