We often hear that President Donald Trump is a ‘great father,’ according to him. With the Father’s Day here, we can look back at what the family got to say about the man who claimed to be the best dad on earth.
- He hesitated to give Don Jr. his name because “what if he’s a loser?”
In her recent memoir, Raising Trump, the president’s first wife, Ivana — who is mom to Eric, Don Jr. and Ivanka — recalls Trump balking when she suggested naming their firstborn son Donald Jr. “What if he’s a loser?” Trump said, according to Ivana.
- In 1990, a young Don Jr., upset about his parents’ divorce, reportedly told his father, “You don’t love us!”
As Trump’s very public affair with Marla Maples made tabloid headlines in the early 1990s, then-12-year-old Don Jr. blamed his parents’ split on his father.
“How can you say you love us? You don’t love us! You don’t even love yourself. You just love your money,” Don Jr. reportedly told his father, according to a Vanity Fair article published at the time.
(Don Jr. later told New York magazine in 2004, “Listen, it’s tough to be a 12-year-old. You’re not quite a man, but you think you are. You think you know everything. Being driven into school every day and you see the front page and it’s divorce! THE BEST SEX I EVER HAD! And you don’t even know what that means.”)