At first glance, when reading the story about Tiffany Trump and her plight to ask daddy for financial assistance, you almost feel sorry for her, but then you realize the poor daughter of millionaire Marla Maples can’t possibly be hurting that bad.
Big sister Ivanka Trump, in an excerpt from her first book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, talks about Tiffany being a young girl living outside of the confounds of the Trump estate, and because of that, wasn’t able to enjoy all of the “privileges” living there awarded her brothers and sister. Ivanka writes:
“All she wanted, really, was a way to enjoy some of the privileges her friends got to enjoy, in the same way she would have enjoyed them if she’d lived under our father’s roof.”
According to Ivanka she felt for her but also was proud that she had the fortitude to come forward and ask her advice. She cooked up a plan for Tiffany but in the end, Tiffany never had to speak with her father since Ivanka used her, sometimes uncomfortable, power of persuasion on daddy dearest.
“Big Sis did an end-around to save Tiffany the trouble. I didn’t tell her, of course, but I went to our father and suggested he think about surprising Tiffany with a credit card for Christmas, with a small monthly allowance on it. Sure enough, he did just that. Tiffany was thrilled and relieved. And so appreciative.”
Elsewhere in the book Ivanka makes an attempt to normalize her upbringing by explaining they never used President Trump as an ATM but were awarded “special treats” every once in a while. Now while the thought of a special treat from my youth would be ice cream on a Sunday afternoon, the Trump children were quite a bit more spoiled. Things like Michael Jackson coming to watch Ivanka dance at a recital was more of the type of treat the Trump kids were given.
I was just content with mint chocolate chip and a ride through the country.
Featured image via Vanity Fair.