Ivana Trump is one of the more skillful trolls in the celebrity-verse these days. Today she told Page Six: that her ex husband shouldn’t seek re-election in 2020. The messages you can find between the lines are priceless.
“I’ll tell you something, I don’t think it’s necessary.”
“He has a good life and he has everything. Donald is going to be 74, 73 for the next [election] and maybe he should just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune,” the president’s ex-wife said.
Besides, she added, “I think he probably [misses] a little bit of freedom, I don’t think he probably knew how much is involved of being the president. It’s so [much] information — you have to know the whole world.”
Which is the downside of being president, because Trump doesn’t know anything. Plus she had some words of sympathy for Melania:
“Honestly, I prefer that she’s in [the White House rather than me],” she said of Melania. “I like to do what I want to do and like to go wherever I want to go with whomever I want to go.”
Melania, on the other hand, is a virtual prisoner according to Ivana.
“It’s a hard adjustment because she cannot go anywhere. She cannot go shopping, she cannot go out to the theater, she cannot go to restaurants because she has Secret Service and 15 cars in front and 15 in back. So she’s sort of a little bit stuck in the White House — and Donald is busy from morning to night and he’s a workaholic — so I’m not sure how much you really can do.”
Workaholic Trump has been on he golf course five times this week, plus he rarely works for more than an hour before taking “executive time” which consists of tweeting and Fox News. Plus Ivana has some career advice for Melania, who, alas has only been on one magazine cover since becoming FLOTUS, Vanity Fair Mexico:
Ivana blames not just left-leaning media, but also Melania’s reticence. [for not being on more covers]
“I don’t think it’s her fault,” she said. “I think she would do it in a minute if she would be asked. But . . . she doesn’t speak a lot and the magazines [want to interview someone who talks]. You can speak to me for hours and I talk. Some people are more quiet.”
Some people also speak English fluently and some don’t but Ivana doesn’t want to come right out and say that. Then she commented on daughter Ivanka:
“I would prefer if she would [move back to] New York. Politics is a very dirty business,” she said. “In [fashion], she would be her own boss.”
Ivana herself has eschewed politics. She told The Post in September that she had turned down the ambassadorship to the Czech Republic after Donald offered it to her.
One person for whom Ivana has no sympathy is Stormy Daniels:
“She is not playing a fair game.” She added dismissively that Daniels is “paid to strip. . . She goes pole dancing or whatever she’s doing.”
Ivana Trump claiming the high moral ground over Stormy Daniels might be surprising if reality wasn’t an inverted black is white, up is down, through the looking glass proposition like it has been since Black Tuesday.