President Trump’s election-fatigued first wife has branded her ex a sore loser in a new interview.
Speaking to People magazine, Ivana Trump said she was utterly burned out over Trump’s failed reelection bid and not the least bit surprised he wasn’t accepting defeat.
“He’s not a good loser,” Ivana, the mother of Trump’s three oldest children, said.
“He doesn’t like to lose, so he’s going to fight and fight and fight," she predicted.
“I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or the other,” Ivana, 71, told the celebrity news outlet. “I really don’t care.”
Trump, 74, decisively lost his reelection campaign Saturday when it became clear his Democratic rival Joe Biden won Pennsylvania to become the new President-Elect.
But Trump refused to concede, claimed without evidence that the election was “stolen” and vowed to continue his long-shot legal challenges.
Eventually, he’ll have to have a merger with reality, Ivana suggested.
“He has to go and declare that he lost. But he hates to be a loser, that I’m sure of,” she said. “But if he loses, he loses. He has plenty of money, places to go and live in and enjoy his life.”
Ivana’s marriage to the future president lasted from 1977 to 1992.
When Trump bought the Plaza Hotel in 1988, he put her in charge of the renovation, saying he would pay her “$1 a year plus all the dresses she can buy.”
At the time, she was called his “heart of the deal.”
But the union didn’t last. They reportedly were seen arguing over his mistress and future wife Marla Maples during a Christmas 1989 trip to Aspen.
Ivana and her lawyer later accused Trump of trying to enforce an “unconscionable and fraudulent” prenup, among other claims.
The sparring ex-spouses seemed to get along better in later years. Ivana had some nice things to say in her 2017 memoir “Raising Trump.” She even boldly referred to herself as the “first Trump wife” and therefore “the first lady” while promoting the book.
But in her People interview, Ivana seemed exhausted and worried about her kids.
She said Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka were “fine,” but she’s ready for them to get out of Washington.
“I just want them to be able to live their normal lives,” she said. “Not the Washington life and all that, just in New York or wherever they’re going to be and just live their normal lives.”
She said they “enjoyed” the wild political ride while it lasted, “but now it is — thank god — over.”
She guessed her ex soon will move on from politics despite speculation to the contrary.
“I don’t think he has a choice,” she said. “He’s going to go down to Palm Beach and play golf and live the normal life, I think. This is the best choice for what he can do.”
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