There is an underlying power struggle within the First Family. While President Donald Trump wrestles with power politics from the White House, in his own house, there seems to be a minor struggle among his daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump. While we have all heard of Ivanka Trump, the businesswoman daughter who seems to be her daddy’s favorite, Tiffany, the younger of the two sisters, seems to be relegated to the shadows.
The sisters do seem to be close or probably they put on an extremely convincing act. However, there have been many rumors questioning whether the two sisters genuinely like each other and what their relationship is actually like. Here is taking a closer look at the relationship between Ivanka and Tiffany Trump:
The two seem close in front of the cameras
Both Ivanka and Tiffany have shown familial though seemingly superficial affection towards one another. Body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass analyzing Trump’s March 29 visit to Ohio with his two daughters, described to EliteDaily the way the two women appeared in front of the camera. Glass says that Tiffany seems out of her element both walking on the tarmac and greeting guests at the event. Her attempts to act natural fell flat. “It is not reciprocated as people seem to ignore her and don’t pay any attention to her as they do to her sister Ivanka,” Glass says. Whereas Ivanka, Glass says, has a powerful walk, an impeccable posture, and confidence about her.
Another article also mentions that despite their genuine sisterly affection, there’s more to the sisters. Glass believes that Tiffany has genuine respect for Ivanka and maintains her distance respectfully and that she knows her place in the family and so she does not vie for attention. Whereas Susan Constantine, another expert claims that Ivanka’s mannerisms around her sister show that she is threatened by Tiffany since her younger sibling is more spontaneous and playful and Ivanka may even resent that. She seems to have noticed a phoniness to the sisters’ camera-ready smiles. And air kissing Instagram photos and even in public show lack of genuine sisterly affection and a certain disconnect.
Ivanka is one of Tiffany’s role models
Tiffany’s friend revealed to Vanity Fair that Tiffany looks up to her elder sister for multiple things some of them being her “brand and a personality and consistency in her Instagram”. The friend also felt that Tiffany was “jumping into this whole process with both feet”. She revealed that Ivanka also gives Tiffany tips on politics, boys, and other sisterly advice. Ivanka’s helpful tips include “This is the color that looks best on camera … make sure when you sit down you cross your legs”. Ivanka reportedly gave Tiffany “all the things she picked up from being famous” according to a friend of Tiffany’s. It is reported that Ivanka helped Tiffany get an internship with Vogue for summer 2011. She also assisted Tiffany in getting some more help from their father.
However, Tiffany makes only ONE appearance in Ivanka’s book
Ivanka’s book ‘The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life’ shares her advice to the working woman based on her experience of growing up as a Trump. Through the book, she only makes one reference to her sister Tiffany which shows her unsure spot in the Trump child-line. Ivanka notes that Tiffany was not spoilt but always tried to fit in with her friends. While Donald Trump had arranged for Michael Jackson to watch one of Ivanka’s childhood dance recitals, Tiffany never saw such treats and spoils from their father.
Ivanka is definitely Donald’s favorite child
As reported by Vanity Fair, everyone in the Trump family acknowledges that Ivanka is definitely the favorite child. Her role in his policy decisions may be behind-the-scenes but are definitely prominent. Donald has also made some seriously questionable remarks regarding Ivanka and has been known to have said,” I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her,” during an interview with ‘The View’ in 2006. In the case of Tiffany, Trump generally tends to keep her out of his interviews and even if he does refer to her it will be for something quite insignificant. During the Ohio rally in March, viewers noticed the different ways in which Trump addressed his two daughters. “We have two of my daughters here today,” Trump said. “Ivanka, who is working hard on infrastructure. Ivanka! And Tiffany.”
According to FactBase, a website with searchable archives of Trump’s public comments, Trump has said Ivanka’s name 651 times in public (this includes comments he made before entering politics). By contrast, FactBase’s archives only show Trump speaking Tiffany’s name 74 times.
Tiffany has been dubbed the ‘forgotten Trump’
Tiffany has often been referred to as the ‘forgotten Trump’ and while all the other Trump children were raised on the East coast, Tiffany grew up in Calabasas in her mother’s home. She showed up late on the campaign trail, after her graduation and she is the only child who has not been named to Donald’s transition team. In an interview with Fox News, Donald said, “I’m very proud because Don and Eric and Ivanka and — you know, to a lesser extent ’cause she just got out of school, out of college — but, uh, Tiffany, who has also been so terrific. They work so hard”.
Ivanka allegedly tried to “bump” Tiffany out of Donald’s inheritance
When Donald appeared on ‘The Howard Stern’ show in the year 2005, he was asked whether his older children “get nervous every time [he has] another child” to which he responded, “I said, ‘Yeah, because every time you have a child, it’s 20% less to the people [inaudible]”. Stern then further asked whether Donald Jr and Ivanka were trying to “bump off a child”. Donald tried hard to avoid the question but after Stern persisted, he replied saying “yes”.
Tiffany is all about her own identity
The younger Trump sister has always been about establishing her own identity. She attended the University of Pennsylvania undergrad like her father, Donald Jr, and Ivanka but is now getting a degree in law which is something none of her half-siblings have attempted so far. In the case of Ivanka, after her graduation, she worked with her father in his company and later on advanced to the position of executive vice president of development and acquisitions in it, a position she enjoys even today and further along established a jewelry and clothing brand as well.
Trump was not thrilled with the news of another child
It is no secret that Trump was not thrilled at the thought of having another child especially since it was with Marla Maples who was his mistress that caused his marriage to Ivana to end. In a 2004 interview with Howard Stern, Donald revealed,”Honestly, I’m glad it happened. I have a great little daughter, Tiffany. But, you know at the time it was like, ‘Excuse me, what happened?’ And then I said, ‘Well, what are we going to do about this?’ She [Maples] said, ‘Are you serious? It’s the most beautiful day of our lives.’ I said, Oh, great”.
Trump named her after a store
Tiffany was named by her father Donald Trump after the famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co. The store is adjacent to the Trump Tower and given that there are worse stores to be named after, Tiffany should be grateful! Whereas when it comes to Ivanka, who is middle sibling between Don Jr and Eric, she has had it easier. She grew up in Trump Tower and later on after her father’s divorce from Ivana grew closer to Trump.
Tiffany flies coach
The most obvious sign that she was not raised too close to her father is the fact that she is totally fine with flying coach. According to Cosmopolitan, Lara Maggs shared that “unless she’s with her dad, she’s happy to fly coach. When we flew together from Philly, we were in the middle seats at the back of the plane”.