Ivana Trump has hinted that her ex-husband was “missing his old life” and that Melania Trump “went bananas” when she declared herself “the first Trump lady”.
The first wife of the former real estate businessman told The Ray D’Arcy Show: “I think he’s missing a little bit of his old life.”
“You know he was in Trump Tower, and he would go to Mar-a-Lago, he would go to play golf on Westchester, and things like that,” she continued.
“Now, from 8 o’clock in the morning to midnight, he’s working, working, working and everybody shoves at him the problem of the country,” she said.
“I don’t envy him, I think he must be freaking exhausted.”
The former model, who was plugging her memoir Raising Trump, also spoke about the “resentment” from First Lady Melania Trump.
“I said I’m first Trump lady. And first lady went bananas over it. I have no idea how it sparkled. I have no idea why, 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.”
She added: “Let’s leave it at that. Who cares.”
The White House responded at the time that Ivana Trump’s statement was “self-serving noise”.
Ms Trump said earlier this year that the President, who fathered three of her children, speaks to her about once a week and she encourages him to tweet.
Despite Ms Trump’s hints that the President misses his old life, Mr Trump has already filed the necessary paperwork to begin fundraising for the 2020 election.
Ivana Trump married the President in 1977 and divorced in 1992 after he had an affair with his second wife, Marla Maples.
In Ms Trump’s memoir, she accused Mr Trump of marital rape after he became angry about a bald spot on his head, but she later retracted her statement and claimed it was not rape “in the criminal sense”.