According to tape recordings, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr were apparently caught up in a battle to take away inheritance money from their sister, Tiffany Trump. A new archive of the conversations Donald Trump had on The Howard Stern Show.
Trump told Stern that Ivanka and Donald Jr. weren’t happy when they discovered they’d have another sibling. Stern’s co-host, Robin Quivers, asked, referring to the children’s inheritance,
“Do your older children get nervous every time you have another child?”
According to the tapes, Trump said to Stern,
“I have a friend who is also like a very rich guy. And he said how his children hate the new children coming along and everything else; I said, ‘Yeah, because every time you have a child, it’s 20 percent less to the people [Inaudible].’”
Stern asked Trump if Donald Jr. and Ivanka were trying to,
“bump off the other child.”
Trump responded by saying,
“Tiffany is great. I have a great child. And Tiffany, I have great children.”
“Tiffany has taken out a hit on Melania’s new baby. Is there any truth to that?“
Trump shot back,
“Well, you know, it does cut up the pie as you keep producing.“
If Tiffany doesn’t lose her inheritance, Trump said she and the rest of the Trumps would receive at least Trump Online University and Trump Ice, according to the tapes.
(After multiple lawsuits, Trump University is now defunct, Trump Ice, a bottled-water brand with Trump’s face splashed across the bottle, however is still in business.)
Tiffany is the daughter from Trump’s second marriage, to Marla Maples. She grew up with her mother in California.
And this isn’t the only time Tiffany has been the odd one out in a family of Trumps. On Election Day, Donald Trump said he was proud of Tiffany “to a lesser extent” than his other children. He told Fox News.
“I’m very proud, because 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 has also been so terrific. They work so hard.”
Keep your distance Tiffany, you’ll be better off in the long run.
NOTE: Newsweek exclusively obtained this previously unreleased audio and transcript from December 2005 from The Howard Stern Show, along with 15 hours of Trump talking to Stern from 1993 to August 25, 2015. An anonymous person sent the audio file earlier this month of the individual Trump-Stern interviews by Dropbox to the website Factba.se. The site developers requested the Stern-Trump interview audio files on Stern fan sites and Reddit earlier this year. It was made searchable for Newsweek before they were public for the first time on Monday.
(Photo, YouTube, Howard Stern Show;via Newsweek)