Trump’s Ex-Wife Ivana Says She Has Direct Line to White House, Jokes That She’s the ‘First Lady’

Ivana Trump, President Donald Trump’s first wife, jokingly referred to herself as the “first lady” while appearing on Good Morning America Monday to promote her new book “Raising Trump.”

During the interview, Ivana also bragged that she has a “direct number to the White House,” though she claims not to call often because of Melania Trump.

“I have the direct number to White House, but I no really want to call him there because Melania is there. I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife. I’m first lady, okay?” She said with a laugh.

Ivana also took full credit for raising her kids, claiming that Trump was a “good provider” but didn’t spend much time actively involved with the children until they were 18. As for her ex-husband’s Twitter habits, Ivana said she calls him every couple weeks and encourages his tweetstorms so he can communicate to Americans “in his own words,” rather than allowing the media to “twist” them.

Ivana married the now-president in 1977 and raised their three children Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. Despite their marriage ending in a tabloid-affair, there seems to be no bad-blood between the two now as Trump apparently offered Ivana an ambassadorship to her home country the Czech Republic.

Yesterday, Ivana made headlines by both bashing Trump’s other ex-wife Marla Maples and taking credit for the president’s political success.

Watch above via ABC.

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