President Trump told Howard Stern more than a decade ago that his elder children Donald Jr. and Ivanka were upset that younger half-sister Tiffany would get money from their father’s inheritance - agreeing with the dirty talk show host that the siblings were trying to “bump” Tiffany.
“Do your older children get nervous every time you have another child?” Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers asked. Trump agreed that his children were skittish about him siring more kids - he has five, including 11-year-old Barron - and that having more kids dilutes his fortune.
“I have a friend who is also like a very rich guy,” Trump told Stern, in tapes unearthed by Newsweek. “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].”
Trump defended Tiffany, his fourth child whose mother is his second wife Marla Maples. “Tiffany is great. I have a great child. And Tiffany, I have great children.”
Stern raised the possibility that Tiffany herself was concerned about Trump having another child - Barron - with third wife Melania.
“Tiffany has taken out a hit on Melania’s new baby. Is there any truth to that?” Stern asked him. He answered: “Well, you know, it does cut up the pie as you keep producing.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Ivanka, Don Jr. Tried To ‘Bump’ Tiffany From Dad’s Cash