According to the New York Daily News, Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump told guests at the Lifeline Benefit at LeCirque in New York on Wednesday, “I brought the children up singlehandedly,” during an event to raise money for pediatric cancer in Serbia.
Ivana is the first of the Republican presidential nominee’s three wives, married from 1977 to 1991, when they divorced over Trump’s infidelity with his second wife Marla Maples. Ivana is the mother of Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr.
Ivana had full custody of the children, who were twelve, eight, and six when their parents divorced.
In April, Ivana told the New York Post that, “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.'”
Ivana’s remarks contradicts what Ivanka said during a speech when she introduced her father at the Republican National Convention: “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.”
Donald Jr., on the other hand told New York Magazine, “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.”