Ivana, the president’s first wife and the mother of his three eldest children, shared her reaction to the election in an interview with People published Monday, as her ex-husband remains adamant that he was cheated and refuses to concede.
‘He’s not a good loser,’ Ivana said of Trump. ‘He doesn’t like to lose, so he’s going to fight and fight and fight.’
But she said she hopes Trump will face reality soon instead of following through on his promise to take legal action in battleground states that Biden won.
‘He has to go and declare that he lost,’ Ivana said, adding: ‘I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or the other. I really don’t care.’
Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump (left in September) is urging him to accept the fact that he lost last week’s election to Joe Biden and move on with his life – as the president refuses to concede and insists that the contest was ‘stolen’ from him by voter fraud
‘He’s not a good loser,’ Ivana said of her ex-husband (pictured together in 2014). ‘He doesn’t like to lose, so he’s going to fight and fight and fight’
Ivana said her three children Don Jr, Eric and Ivanka (pictured in 2015) are doing ‘fine’ despite their father’s election loss. ‘I think they enjoyed being around Donald and running the election and seeing what will happen, but now it is – thank god – over,’ she said
Media outlets declared a victory for Biden on Saturday after he secured the state of Pennsylvania as ballot counting continued there and in North Carolina, Alaska, and Arizona, while Wisconsin and Georgia undergo a recount.
Trump refused to acknowledge the result, insisting – without evidence – that Democrats ‘stole’ the election from him and that thousands of mail-in ballots cast for Biden were fraudulent.
Ivana joins a chorus of people pressuring Trump to give up the fight, including members of his own party.
All four living former presidents – Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter – have all extended their congratulations to Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.
Still, Trump and his allies are adamant that he will be successful in exposing voter fraud and winning a second term in the White House.
Meanwhile a source close to the Trumps claims that the unexpected win caused ‘chaos’ within the clan.
‘Nobody was expecting it,’ the source told People. ‘It’s been a headache.’
Another source close to Donald and Ivana’s second-oldest son Eric told the outlet: ‘They’re very upset. It’s been hard to watch.’
Ivana said she hopes Trump will face reality soon instead of following through on his promise to take legal action in battleground states that Biden won. Pictured: Trump puts on a happy face as he arrives back at the White House after a round of golf on Sunday
Trump and his allies are adamant that he will be successful in exposing voter fraud
But Ivana said Eric and his siblings Don Jr and Ivanka are doing ‘fine’ – and she can’t wait for them to leave the White House with their dad.
‘I think they enjoyed being around Donald and running the election and seeing what will happen, but now it is – thank god – over,’ Ivana said.
‘I’m not really sure what they are going to be up to. I just want them to be able to live their normal lives.
‘Not the Washington life and all that, just in New York or wherever they’re going to be and just live their normal lives.’
Ivana also predicted that her husband’s career in politics has come to an end.
‘I don’t think he has a choice,’ she said. ‘He’s going to go down to Palm Beach and play golf and live the normal life, I think. This is the best choice for what he can do.’
‘He hates to be a loser, that I’m sure of. But if he loses, he loses. He has plenty of money, places to go and live in and enjoy his life.’
Ivana, a businesswoman and former model, was married to Donald for 15 years from 1977 to 1992.
Ivana, a businesswoman and former model, was married to Donald for 15 years from 1977 to 1992. The couple are pictured together at an event in December 1989