The Trump family is a very tight-knit one and that singular fact is undeniable. However, the three oldest siblings from President Trump’s first marriage have a healthy sibling competitiveness and Ivanka put that rivalry on full display recently.
Here’s the story from Elite Daily:
I personally can’t imagine what it must feel like to be a Trump kid. But from what I’ve gathered their father’s competitive spirit has definitely impacted the way that they interact with each other. And this Ivanka Trump quote about Don Jr. explains so much about the Trump kids and their upbringing.
We don’t hear Trump talking much about her siblings in interviews these days. But that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t taken a stroll down memory lane — and this particular quote explains so much about who the elder Trump kids are. In a 2004 interview with New York Magazine, when discussing the toughness her parents imposed on their upbringing, Ivanka said it inspired the competitiveness that the three siblings felt. Trump said, “We were sort of bred to be competitive,” adding that their father encouraged it.
Competitive? You don’t say. Or at least, anyone who’s seen Don Jr.’s combative tweeting style doesn’t say it.
Trump also commented on her eldest brother’s style in her 2009 book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life. “Don, Eric and I are always sizing up our ‘competition’ on the other side of the table to determine which one of us might be best suited to a particular negotiation,” she wrote.
And in terms of negotiations, she wrote, “My brother Don is always reminding me that you don’t get what you don’t ask for.”
And Don is certainly right about that. In fact, the Trump empire and presidency is based on that idea. The 45th President of the United States was elected for saying precisely what other candidates would or could not say.
By speaking plainly and saying what he thought, Trump tapped into a place within the American spirit that was tired of the last eight years of “political correctness.”
To effectively run a country, you’re certainly going to have to hurt some feelings.
What’s your take on Ivanka’s quote
about her brother Don?
Are you proud to call the Trumps your First Family?