Donald Trump, who has a love-hate relationship with funerals, attends Ivana Trump's memorial mass
The former president arrived with his third wife, Melania. He generally shuns funerals, except those he crashes at Mar-a-Lago."I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," Donald Trump said in a post on Truth Social. "She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life.
© David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images Corey Lewandowski ran former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign but was fired during the Republican primary. David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
- Corey Lewandowski said many of Trump's allies and advisers are merely pretending to support him.
- The former Trump campaign manager said they want Trump to run so they can write tell-alls about him.
- Lewandowski, too, has written a book about Trump and has been a political commentator on TV.
9 of Ivana Trump's most iconic quotes that give a glimpse into her extravagant life with and without Donald Trump
- Ivana Trump passed away at the age of 73 on Thursday, former President Donald Trump announced.
- She was married to the former president from 1977 to 1992 and became a New York socialite.
- She lived large with and without the former president. Here are some of her most iconic quotes.
Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump, died at the age of 73 on Thursday. She is survived by her children Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump — and an endless supply of pointed quotes and euphemisms about her lavish life.
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"I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there were many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," Donald Trump said in a post on Truth Social. "She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."
The official cause of her death has not yet been announced. ABC reported that New York City paramedics initially responded to a call of a woman in cardiac arrest at her apartment in Manhattan, and the New York Police Department is investigating whether Ivana Trump fell down the stairs as well.
She and Donald Trump married in 1977 in a marriage that lasted until 1992, falling apart due to Donald Trump's affair with Marla Maples. During the marriage, she held high positions in the Trump Organization and became a New York socialite.
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"She very much was a New York person," her former lawyer Ira Garr told Insider. "Certain people become part of the New York scene who are always associated with the city."
She wrote several tell-all books, including "The Best Is Yet to Come" in 1995 after securing a $14 million divorce settlement, and the memoir "Raising Trump" in 2017. Here are nine quotes that offer a glimpse into her lifestyle.
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A 'helicopter parent'
In "Raising Trump," Ivana wrote about the family's lifestyle in the late 1980s and 1990s as they amassed a massive amount of wealth as developers in New York.
"My version of helicopter parenting was to bring the kids to work with me in the Trump chopper," Ivana Trump wrote in the book.
Later in the book, while discussing sending the three kids to different private schools in NYC, she said: "The logistics of just getting them there were a nightmare. We had limos and company cars with drivers to take them."
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Ivana Trump had custody of the three children when they were young
"I believe the credit for raising such great kids belongs to me," Ivana wrote in "Raising Trump." "I was in charge of raising our children before our divorce, and I had sole custody of them after the split. I made the decisions about their education, activities, travel, child care, and allowances. When each one finished college, I said to my ex-husband, 'Here is the finished product. Now it's your turn.'"
She was frequently candid about her divorce from Donald Trump and her life after the split
After Ivana and Donald Trump finalized their divorce settlement in 1992, Ivana received $14 million as well as their Connecticut mansion, a Trump Plaza apartment, and $650,000 a year for child support.
A few years later in 1996, she made an infamous cameo in the film "The First Wives Club," speaking to a group of divorced women.
"Don't get mad, get everything!" Ivana advises the women.
No playdates...except for Michael Jackson?
In her 2017 book "Raising Trump," she wrote that she hated having other kids over for playdates and had a special guest who was the exception to the no playdates rule: Michael Jackson.
"I avoided playdates like the plague…I did discourage playdates at Trump Tower. The triplex was just too huge and lavish…The only person who had an open invitation to come to the triplex for playdates whenever he wanted was Michael Jackson," she wrote.
'Ivana is what the people call me.'
During a 1995 interview with the New York Times, years after her divorce from Donald Trump, Ivana maintained some distance from the Trump family name.
"You don't have to put down the second name," she told a New York Times reporter in 1995. "Ivana is what the people call me."
She advised Donald Trump in his presidency
In a 2016 interview with the New York Post, Ivana Trump said that she supported Donald Trump as president and even advised him at times.
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"I suggest a few things," she told the New York Post. "We speak before and after the appearances and he asks me what I thought."
Ivana said she relayed to him to "be more calm."
"But Donald cannot be calm," she told the New York Post. "He's very outspoken. He just says it as it is."
She said Ivanka must really love Jared Kushner if she could give up lobster for him
In her 2017 book "Raising Trump," she wrote about her reactions to Ivanka's relationship with Jared Kushner, whose family is Modern Orthodox Jewish.
"I'm not convinced about some of the Orthodox customs," Ivana wrote, "but if Ivanka was willing to give up lobster and bacon, she must really love him."
She left Donald Trump's current wife Melania Trump miffed while promoting her 2017 book
While promoting her memoir "Raising Trump," Ivana made a claim that drew backlash from Melania Trump.
"I'm basically first Trump wife, OK? I'm first lady, OK?" Ivana Trump said in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America.
The comment angered Melania's camp, who said the remarks were "attention-seeking and self-serving noise."
Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's 2016 campaign manager, has accused Trump's current advisers and allies of looking to take advantage of the former president.
"I think a lot of people have seen the dollar signs with their relationship with Donald Trump," said Lewandowski on Tuesday during an appearance on the conservative network Real America's Voice.
A hot mic caught Rep. Matt Gaetz reassuring Roger Stone that the 'boss' would grant him clemency and he won't go to jail: report
Stone was found guilty of obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.In November, Summer Zervos, who had accused Trump of sexual assault following her appearance on "The Apprentice," dropped her lawsuit against him before he was forced to sit for a deposition. At around the same time, a New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit from Michael Cohen seeking to have the Trump Organization reimburse his legal fees for work he did on Trump's behalf.
"They want him to run for office because it's good for them or because they think there's an opportunity down the road to chastise him, to write a book, a tell-all, or something like that," he added.
Lewandowski ran Trump's 2016 presidential campaign but was fired during the Republican primary.
During Tuesday's show, he also said that many of Trump's supporters or staff are merely pretending to back him so they can "leave afterward and then chastise him or become a commentator on the networks."
Lewandowski, too, was hired as a political commentator on Fox News and CNN in 2016 after his sacking. However, he signed a non-disclosure agreement with Trump that forbids him from making negative remarks about the former president.
In 2017 he co-authored a book with David Bossie, who worked with him on Trump's campaign, titled "Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency."
While Lewandowski didn't mention any specific names on Tuesday, several former Trump aides have since broken off from the former president and published tell-alls detailing their experiences under his administration.
These include high-profile officials such as former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one-time White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, former Attorney General Bill Barr, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and former COVID-19 adviser Scott Atlas.
Lewandowski said on Tuesday that a "small group" of Trump aides, including himself, Bossie, and Dave Scavino, have remained loyal to the former president and "have his best interests at heart."
He is currently the chairman of a PAC called Fight Back Now America, which aims to support "Trump-like" candidates in support of the America First movement.
However, it's unclear if Lewandowski still has any ties to Trump. Hired in 2020 to run Trump's super PAC Make America Great Again Action, Lewandowski was fired in September after a Republican donor accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.
That same month, a spokesperson for Trump tweeted that Lewandowski "will no longer be associated with Trump World."
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Donald Trump and his business are involved in at least a dozen significant investigations and lawsuits. Here's the latest on all of them.In November, Summer Zervos, who had accused Trump of sexual assault following her appearance on "The Apprentice," dropped her lawsuit against him before he was forced to sit for a deposition. At around the same time, a New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit from Michael Cohen seeking to have the Trump Organization reimburse his legal fees for work he did on Trump's behalf.