Ivana Trump Takes on Immigration, Advising Her Ex in Candid Interview
Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana, caused a stir this weekend with a candid interview featured in the New York Post.
The 67-year-old, who split with the billionaire real estate mogul in 1991, discussed immigration and made the case for her ex-husband to become president.
She says she has offered him advice during the campaign and recalled that Trump thought about running for president in the 80s.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 3, 2016
Ivana touted her ex-husband's penchant for speaking his mind regardless of the consequences.
“He’s no politician. He’s a businessman. He knows how to talk. He can give an hour speech without notes . . . He’s blunt.” She adds that Donald would surround himself with “fantastic advisers, like Carl Icahn. Really brilliant minds. And he’d make a decision! Obama cannot make a decision if his life depends on it. It’s ridiculous.”
And Ivana, who was born in Czechoslovakia, said Trump has the right idea when it comes to immigration.
“I have nothing against Mexicans, but if they [come] here — like this 19-year-old, she’s pregnant, she crossed over a wall that’s this high” — Ivana lowers her hand to 4 inches above her wall-to-wall carpeting. “She gives the birth in American hospital, which is for free. The child becomes American automatically. She brings the whole family, she doesn’t pay the taxes, she doesn’t have a job, she gets the housing, she gets the food stamps. Who’s paying? You and me.
“As long as you come here legally and get a proper job . . . we need immigrants. Who’s going to vacuum our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don’t like to do that.”
Read the full interview, here.