Trump's First Wife, Ivana Opens Up to CBS SUNDAY MORNING 10/8
Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, says he offered her the ambassadorship to the Czech Republic and that she advised him to tweet, in an interview with Jim Axelrod for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 8 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
Trump, who says she talks with the president weekly, tells Axelrod her ex-husband asked her advice about using Twitter to communicate to the public.
"I said, 'I think you should tweet. It's a new way, a new technology. And if you want to get your words across rightly, without telling the New York Times, which is going to twist every single word of yours, this is how you get your message out,'" Trump tells Axelrod.
Asked about critics who suggest the president should not use Twitter, Ms. Trump tells Axelrod: "Well, it's a tweeting president. This is his new way, how to put the message across. And he's right."
Ms. Trump, 68, talks with Axelrod about her life before and after she and the president divorced, what he is like as a father; her thoughts about his second wife, Marla Maples, and his third, First Lady Melania Trump; and other topics she addresses in her new book, Raising Trump, an advice book with tips for parents.
Trump, who has been married and divorced twice since she split from the man who would become the 45th president, says she talks with him about once a week.
"I was just offered to be the American ambassador to Czech Republic - and Donald told me. He said, 'Ivana, if you want it, I give it to you,'" Trump tells Axelrod. "But I like my freedom. I like to do what I want to do, go wherever I want to go with whomever I want to go. And I can afford my lifestyle. Okay, why would I go and say bye-bye to Miami in the winter, bye-bye to Saint-Tropez in the summer, and bye-by to spring and fall in New York? I have a perfect life."
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.