WASHINGTON – There is only one First Lady in America – and Melania Trump wants to make sure that no one is confused about who that is.
The First Lady came out swinging in a harshly worded statement released on Monday, shortly after President Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, referred to herself as the First Lady in an interview.
Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning, America” to promote her new book, “Raising Trump,” Ivana Trump said she speaks to her former husband – and the father of her three children – about every two weeks.
“I have a direct number to White House, but I don’t reeally 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,” she said, laughing.
Melania Trump quickly issued a statement to clarify her role.
“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for [first son] 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. Unfortunately only attention seeking and self-serving noise,” the statement from spokesperson Stephanie Grisham reads.
Melania Trump’s statement set Twitter aflutter, with some people even calling for the current and former Mrs. Trumps to duke it out in a cage fight.
Maybe Marla Maples could referee. Ivana Trump, in the “Good Morning, America” interview as well as her book, refused to refer by name to the woman who broke up her marriage. Ivana only calls Maples “the showgirl,” referring to her Maples small part on Broadway in 1992 in “The Will Rogers Folies.”