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Melania Trump ostensibly holds herself above the fray of politics and dissension but not today. Today she got into a catfight with Ivana Trump, who, while promoting a new book,referred to herself as the “first lady.” ABC News:

President Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, said she has a “direct number” to the White House, turned down the U.S. ambassadorship to the Czech Republic and takes “full credit” for raising the couple’s three children.

Those are just a few of the revelations Ivana Trump, 68, made in a sit-down interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach to promote her new memoir, “Raising Trump.”

Ivana Trump said she speaks to her former husband about once every two weeks, and she has a “direct number” to the White House.

“I [don't] really want to call him there, because Melania is there,” she said, referring to first lady Melania Trump. “And I don't want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that, because I'm basically first Trump wife. OK? I'm first lady.”

“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President,” the spokesperson said, referring to the couple's son. “She loves living in Washington, D.C., and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books. There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. Unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise. “

Ouch. It will be interesting to see where this one goes. Senator Bob Corker was right about the White House being a child care facility, where Donald is concerned. It's also arguably a haven for teenage girls. 

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