Donald Trump Defends Wife Over Ivana's Reported Diss: Melania Would Be an 'Amazing' First Lady

by Raphael Chestang 7:07 PM PST, November 03, 2015
Playing Donald Trump Defends Wife Over Ivana's Reported Diss: Melania Would Be an 'Amazing' First Lady

While Ivana Trump has been supportive of her former husband Donald Trump's presidential aspirations, she was allegedly overheard insulting his wife Melania. Now, Donald is responding to the comments.

According to the New York Post, Donald's ex-wife insinuated that Melania would be a less-than-stellar first lady during a recent event in New York City. She reportedly told a partygoer, "She can't talk, she can't give a speech."

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Donald admitted that he hadn't seen Ivana's reported comments but told ET, "I think [Melania] would be an amazing first lady. She's very smart."

Donald was in Manhattan signing copies of his book Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, while his pregnant daughter Ivanka was also in the Big Apple accepting her Breakthrough award at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards.

"It's a great honor and an amazing validation of our hard work," Ivanka said.

According to their website, the ACE Awards were created to "pay homage to those individuals and groups that have made great strides in raising the awareness of the accessories industry."

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"Well, I think that's great because it's just going to make it hotter," Donald said. "I hope there's some kind of a picket line because that'll just drive the ratings even higher."