Here are the craziest facts you NEED to know about America’s First Family. We’ll be starting with some background about each family member before jumping into the grittier stuff. And trust us, it gets gritty.
While Tiffany grew up in California with her mother, Ivanka was groomed for the spotlight and working for the family business. Ivanka now has a net worth of $150 million and is often praised by her father, both for her work ethic and beauty. Speaking to Vanity Fair about Ivanka,Donald said, “What a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married, and, ya know, her father . . .” and her brother Eric doesn’t hesitate to call her the favorite of the kids. Meanwhile, Tiffany has not been welcomed into the family business and does not have anywhere near the fortune of her older sister. Read more to find out what got Tiffany into the second place spot.
Before the family relocated to the White House to be near Donald’s new office, Barron attended the most expensive private school in all of New York City. It’s so exclusive, in fact, that the family has never officially released the prep school’s name. Now he attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. We’re sure he’s rubbing elbows (or sharing pens) with some of America’s richest and most trust-funded children.
When Ivanka was a teenager, she launched into a very successful modeling career. As she gained more attention from the general public, her father said, “If she weren’t my daughter, perhaps I would be dating her.” We have to admit… that’s more than just a little creepy, to say the least!
Barron Trump has his very own FLOOR when the family visits their Manhattan penthouse! But, the Trump parents reportedly want him to experience life as a normal child, too. Though they have staff members who cook and clean for them, they don’t employ a nanny. What does he do when he isn’t being a billionaire’s son? Find out during our final interesting Trump fact.
As Donald Trump would say, his family is “YUGE!” He has five kids from three different women! They live all across the country but all of them took to the roads to help him with his 2016 campaign to be the next President of the United States. But, what’s the real story behind all these blondies?
However, his five kids have very different experiences. Wait until you hear the real truth behind the rumors about Trump’s daughter, Tiffany.
Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald and Ivana and now serves as an advisor to him. She has a career in business, much like her father, and is world renowned for her stunning looks. Her dad has even admitted that Ivanka is his “favorite” child. We wonder how that makes the other four kids feel!
Donald Trump Jr. is Mr. Trump’s oldest child. He was born to Trump while he was married to his first wife, Ivana. He is now 39 years old and is a trustee and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization. Interestingly enough, he’s the only Trump child without that classic blonde hair!
Despite his great career, he’s run into some personal problems… Find out more on slide 20!
23-year-old Tiffany Trump is the daughter of Donald and his second wife, Marla Maples. She is notoriously the most private of the Trump kids, but has started to enter the spotlight more as her dad is now President She’s definitely mysterious, but there are a few things we know about her!
Unlike her four siblings, Tiffany Trump wasn’t raised on the East Coast with her father nearby. Her parents (her mother is Marla Maples) were married soon after her birth but divorced when she was only six years old. When they split, her mother took her to California where she was raised, while Donald went on to date Melania, who would become his third wife. It’s no secret Tiffany was raised apart from the rest of the Trump kids, and it’s clear that Donald views her separately as well.
Speaking to Fox and Friends on election day, Trump said, “I’m very proud of my children… but I’m very proud ’cause Don and Eric and Ivanka and, you know, to a lesser extent ’cause she just got out of school, out of college, but, uh, Tiffany, who’s also been so terrific.”
The youngest Trump is Barron, the 11-year-old son of Donald and his third wife, Melania. He is still in school, but he made the rounds on his father’s campaign. Of course, he’s just a kid, so no one will blame him for yawning during some of his dad’s speeches!
Eric Trump is the third Trump child. He is the son of Donald Sr. and Ivana and, like his siblings, is very involved in his father’s company and has had a very successful career in business. He’s also married to an Associate Producer at CBS News. We wonder if that may help his dad’s efforts with the media…
Ivanka Trump does NOT like flying in business class. And it’s not because she feels like she shouldn’t be there. There have been numerous reports of her being rude to flight attendants. She must be used to traveling on a private jet! Or, maybe she’s just very good at hiding her true feelings and attitudes when she’s out campaigning for her dad.
Apparently, it’s tough growing up as a Trump! Donald Sr. reportedly has very high expectations of his children’s academic and athletic performances, and he doesn’t like to be disappointed. That would be a hard environment to grow up in. Still, there were numerous benefits that must have made it worth it!
Donald Trump Sr. once said, “the children of highly successful people tend to be very troubled.” Though he wasn’t specifically referencing one of his own kids, we can’t help but wonder if there’s any type of hidden meaning beneath the surface of that comment. Hopefully, all the Trump children are happy and healthy.
Donald Trump Jr. is a trophy hunter. He has reportedly been on several safaris in Zimbabwe, and may have even killed a few endangered animals. He says that hunting did a lot to “keep [him] out of trouble as a kid.” Still, the thought of shooting an elephant for fun creeps us out!
What else does Junior do for fun? Keep reading to find out.
Tiffany Trump is wildly popular on Instagram. She and her friends share photos of their wild nights on the town with her thousands of followers, and she has quite the A-list set of besties! Rumor has it that she’s even tight with Anna Wintour and the editors of Vogue.
But what about when she isn’t out partying? Find out by reading on.
Eric Trump lives with his wife in a $2 million home. We’re sure this was funded partly with his family’s money, but we’re also sure that his wife’s fortune, which she earned by modeling, helped seal the deal. She even dated Leonardo DiCaprio at the height of her fame.
Tiffany Trump is the only Trump child who does not receive full-time protection by the Secret Service. She doesn’t spend a ton of time around the rest of her family, but she and her mother Marla Maples have been spotted with Secret Service officials in recent times.
Tiffany Trump and her friends have even taken on a nickname for their clique. They call themselves the “Rich Kids of Instagram,” and spend their free time traveling around the world together. That definitely seems like a glamorous way to grow up. We have to admit… we’re a bit jealous.
After graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvannia, Donald Trump Jr. took a year off to party in the snowy land of Aspen, Colorado. It seems like his year of fun and games in the mountains really wore him out… he has apparently sworn off partying for good.
Eric Trump made headlines in 2016 when he reportedly “victim blamed” women who had experienced a sexual assault or rape. He said that his sister Ivanka “wouldn’t allow herself to be subjected to a sexual assault.” There was public outrage, though he never apologized for his sexist statement. Yikes!
Tiffany Trump spent last summer working as an intern at Vogue magazine. This really was the opportunity of a lifetime for the youngest Trump girl. Apparently, her older sister Ivanka helped her get the job. It definitely helps to have connections like that in the intense, and hyper-competitive, New York City!
More than a few people have commented on Donald Trump’s “creepy” relationship with his daughter Ivanka. He denies that their love is anything more than a “normal father-daughter caring relationship,” but anyone who says they would date their own child is certain to raise a few suspecting eyebrows!
Ivanka Trump launched a line of accessories that’s been successful in the fashion world, but she’s experienced some legal issues too. She had to pull a line of scarves out of the Chinese market because they were highly flammable, and she was sued for copyright infringement on her shoe line. In 2017, retailers Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom both dropped her fashion line due to “poor sales performance”.
Tiffany Trump finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. This is certainly a family tradition for the Trumps. But, unlike the party girl image which she had tended to project to the world, Tiffany was serious about her attendance at this prestigious Ivy League institution. She even had a double major. That’s impressive!
There’s no way to deny that the Trump kids are successful. But they have plenty of money helping them out. This sounds oddly similar to their father who once claimed that he received a “small loan of $1 million” from his father. Anyone who thinks that’s a small loan must have a silver spoon in their mouth.
Tiffany once toyed with the idea of becoming a pop star. She has released one single, which has received critical acclaim across the internet. She reportedly decided not to pursue a musical career, in light of the direction her father’s life is taking.
All of Donald Sr’s. kids favor his side of the family! They look shockingly similar to each other and their aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Apparently, their dad likes to talk about how much he looks like all of his relatives. There must be some serious pride in their genetic code!
Most American kids have experience with an allowance. But, the Trump kids are not “most” American kids. They never had an allowance or a budget to guide their spending. That would have been a pretty luxurious and fun way to grow up. We would LOVE to give that a try!
Back in 2003, Ivanka was featured on a documentary called Born Rich. It profiled several children who were born into some of America’s wealthiest families, and Ivanka shared her experiences openly with the rest of the world. Little did she know that she could one day (possibly) be the daughter of a President!
Eric Trump is also a hunter. He has been to Africa, specifically Zimbabwe, multiple times to hunt with his brother, Donald Jr. He calls himself an “avid outdoorsman,” and reportedly prefers hunting to life on the campaign trail. Again, this just seems sort of gross. But, to each his own…
Before she was the author of a New York Times Best Seller, Ivanka Trump was a judge on her dad’s reality television series, The Apprentice. She used her business acumen to make tough business decisions and quickly became a fan favorite.
Eric Trump was named as one of Forbes magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30.” This important designation is given to men and women who are building a successful career in business despite their young age. This is a YUGE honor, so we’re sure his family is very proud of him.
Melania made headlines in 2016 after speaking at the Republican National Convention, but it wasn’t her grace or eloquence which people were commenting on…it was how similar her speech was to one given by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Viewers were quick to point out that entire paragraphs seemed suspiciously similar to Obama’s speech, although many pointed out that Melania had likely not written the speech herself, and it was the speechwriter who had made the gaff. Speechwriter Meredith McIver eventually came forward and took responsibility for the possible plagiarism, though many said the future first lady should have recognized the suspicious similarities in the speeches before taking to the stage.
The New York Times interviewed Donald Trump’s longtime butler in 2016, and he did not spare any details. According to the butler, Anthony Senecal, Trump loved to tell visitors that the decorative tiles in daughter Ivanka’s bedroom at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida were hand-painted by Walt Disney himself. The story wasn’t true but that didn’t matter to Trump.
After her wedding, Ivanka converted to Judaism. She follows a Kosher diet and even legally changed her first name to Yael. Converting to Judaism is a serious time commitment, so she must be very committed to her new faith. It can take up to ten years to officially become Jewish!
Tiffany largely stayed out of her father’s political campaign. This was probably due to the fact that she was still in college. But she supports him on social media, and made campaign stops when she could! She even made a speech in his behalf at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Tiffany doesn’t just stay away from her family — she doesn’t talk to them much either. Of course, she enjoys spending time with them when she can, but none of her siblings are technically her “full siblings.” No wonder she’s a bit isolated from everyone. From the looks of things, though, she’s perfectly fine with this.
Oops! Ivanka Trump completely FORGOT to register to vote in her home state of New York. So, when November 8th, 2016 rolled around, she didn’t cast a ballot for her father. That’s definitely a huge mistake for someone who has been such a public supporter of his campaign. Hopefully, it was just an oversight. But it’s probably a sign of an upbringing where everything was done for her.
Eric, Ivanka, and Don Jr. co-founded their own line of luxury hotels. They call it The Trump Hotel Company and have businesses all over the world. They really follow closely in their father’s footsteps with their focus on the global real estate and hotel markets.
Donald “Don” Trump Jr. has never worked anywhere except for the Trump Company. That means that he’s never had to go through the arduous process of submitting resumes and cold calling companies to try to get an interview. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal, though maybe it should be a required rite of passage. Alas, it would seem that the Trumps don’t have to follow normal societal standards.
Eric Trump also forgot to register to vote! So he also couldn’t cast a ballot for his father last fall. We can’t help but wonder if he and his sister “forgot” to register to avoid voting for their controversial father. This is definitely unlikely, but possible given some of the stuff he has said.
Barron Trump is apparently quite the active young man. He is on his school’s baseball and tennis teams and is said to be incredibly talented. He also plays golf with his father and loves spending time outside. It’s nice to see that he can maintain a sense of normalcy despite his anything-but-normal life.
After calling The Donald “repulsive,” because of his behavior towards Fox News anchor Megan Kelly, mother Heather Spohr is now one of the many Twitter users who is blocked from following him on Twitter. She cannot see his tweets or follow his feed, which would seem merely odd except for the fact that the president-to-be uses Twitter as one of his main ways of communicating with the general public. As a presidential historian at NYU said, “The president should speak to all Americans directly and not filter people out.” He routinely blocks people who don’t agree with his political beliefs.
It turns out that Melania’s dad is a bona fide, card-carrying communist. Sources say that his party affiliation was a result of his desire for perks like good employment opportunities. Viktor Knavs still lives in Slovenia and is said to have a similar personality to that of the United States’ 45th president. He has worked as a chauffeur and a used car salesman.
What kind of skeletons does Melania’s family tree hold? Turns out that the current First Lady has a brother who has never met Donald OR Melania, his own sister! In an interview with DailyMail, 50-year-old Denis Cigelnjak says that he’d love to grab a pizza or a beer with Melania and another half sister he hasn’t met, Ines Knavs, someday.
Ivanka’s eyes seem to change color all the time – have you noticed this?! The fashionista (and former model) matches her hair color and outfits to differently colored contacts. It’s a subtle change, but once you’ve seen the different looks you’ll notice it every time you see her. Ivanka’s eyes are naturally a rich brown color, but she’s been wearing hazel, green, and blue contacts these days.
In an interview with Parenting, Melania shared some details about how she’s raised Barron. “I think the #1 parenting secret is that it is so important to have a good listening skills. I listen to what he says, what troubles him, and what he is excited about.”
This could be a little embarrassing to Barron now. In a 2013 interview, Melania confided that she uses her own beauty care line on her son. Speaking of her brand’s Caviar Complex C6 moisturizer, she said “It smells very, very fresh. I put it on him from head to toe. He likes it!” In the same interview, Melania confessed that Barron is “not a sweatpants child. He doesn’t mind putting on [a suit]-but not every day- and he likes to dress up in a tie sometimes like Daddy.”
Although Melania is a good mother and would like to have more kids, she’s too busy for that at the moment. Now First Lady, she once said “I don’t like to say never, but my life is very busy. We are happy and my hands are full with my two boys — my big boy and my little boy [Donald Trump]!”
Many people don’t know it, but Melania Trump has a big heart for those in need. The charities she works with include the Boy’s Club of New York, the American Red Cross, Police Athletic League, and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2008 she was the spokeswoman of the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Tiffany met her now-boyfriend Ross Mechanic. However, he’s no average Joe. Ross also rubs shoulders with the elite, as his father Jonathan Mechanic is a successful real estate lawyer in New York. After graduating in 2016, Ross now interns for a real estate investment company Ivanka’s husband founded. While all of this might make him sound like the ideal future son-in-law for “The Donald,” there’s one big catch: he and his family are all registered Democrats, according to the Daily Mail. Well, at least that will make for some interesting family dinners!
It’s no secret that they have lived apart, as Melania Trump stayed in the Trump Tower in New York City with son, Barron, while Donald lived and worked at the White House. Melania has said that she’s moving to D.C. in June after Barron’s school year ends, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be sharing space with her husband. In 2016 an insider told GQ magazine, “Melania has said the key to the success of her marriage is separate bathrooms.” It’s also been speculated that they sleep in separate bedrooms and that Melania is not happy with her family becoming America’s First Family.
The life of a model is all about appearances, and like many models, it appears that Melania didn’t skip on improving her looks with the help surgery. While the First Lady shoots down allegations that she had the help of a surgeon to maintain her youthful appearance, many believe the 46-year-old has undergone the common procedures of botox and a nose job. She denied these claims while speaking to GQ, stating, “I didn’t do anything. I live a healthy life, I take care of my skin and my body. I’m against Botox, I’m against injections.”
While her father’s aim is to bring manufacturing jobs back to America, Ivanka’s fashion line continues to make their clothing in a Chinese factory, where workers are over-worked and underpaid. Auditors of the Fair Labor Association reported 24 violations at the factory under the U.N. International Labor Organization in October of 2016. This included having workers on shift for too many overtime hours each month (maximum is 36 overtime hours) and only paying workers around $255 – $284 per month in US dollars, as reported by NBC News. While Ivanka has been distancing herself from the company since taking a position in the White House, she’s still being held accountable for her contradicting management choices.
While Tiffany Trump has always been the one to be taken the least seriously of her siblings, she was seen making an effort to increase her professionalism when her father took to the Oval Office in early 2017. However, she seems to be sliding back into her old ways, as she’s pictured going out with the “Snap Pack,” the name given to her privileged group of friends that mostly consist of heirs of huge fortunes. They’re known for flaunting their wealth and posting their travels and lavish parties on Instagram. While they may make other young people extremely envious of their rich and famous lifestyle, many see it as a sign that Tiffany is not ready to grow up.
Although Tiffany Trump didn’t grow up on the same coast as her half-siblings, she still shares a bond with them and is elated to become an auntie, again. In June of 2016 Tiffany posted a photo of her holding her nephew, Theodore James, who is the son of her older sister Ivanka. In January of 2017 baby Theodore crawled for the first time during a visit to the White House. How many people can claim that?
One blogger was surprised when he received a notification that Melania Trump had favorited a tweet of his that claimed the President and First Lady’s marriage was on the rocks. The tweet posted by Andy Ostroy read, “Seems the only #wall @realDonaldTrump’s built is the one between him and @FLOTUS #Melania #trump.” New to Twitter, and perhaps unaware how reactions are tracked on the social media platform, Melania favorited the tweet from her personal and verified account on Twitter @MelaniaTrump. It has since been retracted. This follows speculation that Melania was greatly disappointed when her husband decided to run, and was elected President.
After 100 days in office, Donald Trump admitted that the job was harder than he originally thought, but Howard Stern said he previously warned him of what he was getting himself into. Trump has appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show many times, and the two have been known to spend time together at Mar-a-Lago resort. Stern told Reuters, “I was at [expletive] Mar-a-Lago laughing about it. I said, ‘What are you, out of your [expletive] mind?’”
“He’s sitting in the [expletive] White House dreaming about getting to Mar-a-Lago, where he was. Believe me, nobody wanted Hillary to win more than Donald Trump. He didn’t need this. He’s got the kind of life you dream of.”
In October 2017, Trump’s first wife Ivana released a memoir titled Raising Trump. In the tell-all book, Ivana says that she was responsible for raising the three children that she and Trump had together (Donald Jr, Eric, and Ivanka).
During an ABC interview to promote the biography, Ivana made a surprising claim. “I have the direct number to White House but I don’t really want to call him there because Melania is there and I don’t really want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife, OK? I’m first lady, OK?” Current Trump wife (and real First Lady) Melania is said to be angry about the comments. She responded with this statement, issued via her communications director: “There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.” Meow!
Anyone who paid the slightest attention to the 2016 presidential race will no doubt remember Donald Trump’s repeated calls for Hillary Clinton to be jailed (“lock her up!”) because she had used a private email server for official business. Now it appears the shoe is on the other foot as Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner have been found doing the exact same thing with their own private server.
As Politico reported in October 2017, “[h]undreds of emails have been sent since January from White House addresses to accounts on the Kushner family domain.” The report went on to say that the “use of private email accounts for White House business also raises concerns about the security of potentially sensitive government documents, which have been forwarded to private accounts.” After this story came to light, Rep. Elijah Cummings and others called for an F.B.I. investigation. Ivanka and Jared’s email accounts have now been moved to a Trump Organization server.