Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump’s relationship is described at “cordial” but “not close” by CNN reporter Kate Bennett in an explosive new book, Free Melania. The First Lady believes the US President’s oldest daughter is “invading her turf” with constant international trips. Ivanka accompanies Donald Trump on many overseas trips as one of his senior advisers.
According to New York Trimes, Ms Bennett wrote: “The trips were, according to a source, too close for comfort for Melania, who thought Ivanka was invading her turf.”
She added the infamous “I really don’t care, do you” jacket was a jab at Ivanka in Texas.
There have been many reports of Melania and Ivanka feuding.
Vicky Ward, author of ‘Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption’, revealed details about the tensions on ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert.
She said: “Melania Trump is the only person in my book who has ever successfully stood up to Ivanka Trump and won.”
The former White House employee and author said the women argued over office space in the East Wing.
Ms Ward claimed Ivanka had a “Trump family office” drawn up for the East Wing.
The author said: “This is normally the territory of the First Lady.
Ivanka, instead of Melania, met and socialised with a number of world leaders and CEOs in the first few months of Trump’s presidency.
Two sources in fashion and media told Vanity Fair they have “observed a frostiness between the two”.
The publisher added: “Ivanka seems to have an intense personal will to power, but there is no doubt that stepping in for Melania has also been an obligation.”
Ms Ward claimed Trump is “very ambivalent” about having his daughter and son-in-law working in the White House.