Donald Trump’s past is frequently coming back to bite him in the a**, and thanks to Trump’s disastrous history with women, his first wife is opening up to give a disturbing testimony of just what life with Trump was like.
At an event in New York City on Wednesday, Ivana Trump revealed that Trump was a completely negligent father to Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. Speaking to a crowd a the Lifeline Benefit at Le Cirque, she said:
“I brought the children up singlehandedly.”
Ivana was Trump’s first marriage (out of three) and they were together for 6 years before divorcing over Trump’s infidelity with the woman who became his second wife, Marla Maples. When they divorced, Ivana was given custody of the children, ages 12, 8 and 6. Ivana was left with the sole responsibility of raising them.
Ivana has previously complained about Trump’s absence in helping her raise their children. In an interview with the New York Post earlier this year, she said:
“Donald wasn’t really interested in the children until he could talk business with them. Once the children were the age of 21 and out of the university, I said, ‘Donald, this is the final product, now you deal with it.’”
So basically, Trump has had almost no part in raising Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., but takes no issue with making them work for him on his campaign – and possibly grooming them to paint a very different picture of the type of father he was. At the Republican National Convention, Ivanka said this as she introduced her father:
“In the same office in Trump Tower where we now work together, I remember playing on the floor by my father’s desk, constructing miniature buildings with Legos and erector sets.”
What Ivanka said, however, is very different from how Donald Jr. recalled his childhood:
“My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus in life, so I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.”
Trump’s sexism and selfishness – putting all parental responsibilities on the children’s mother – couldn’t be more obvious. And let’s not forget that Ivana has accused Trump of raping her when they were married. It just goes to show that when the layers of lies are peeled back, Trump only cares about himself and has no issue taking credit for things he didn’t do.