Vanity Fair, the publication that President-elect Trump deemed "Way down, big trouble, dead!" after they dared to publish a negative review of the Trump Tower Grill, came out with a juicy profile on the sisters Trump: Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump, the favorite child and the forgotten child, respectively.
Tiff, as she is known to her friends, is said to idolize Ivanka, much like her father does. Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison that says that she is working to emulate Ivanka, the paragron of Trumpiness, with “a brand and a personality and consistency in her Instagram."
While Tiffany grew up with her mom, Marla Maples, in California, and the OG Trumps lived in Manhattan. Thus, she wasn't given the same privileges as the big three.
[Tiffany] sheepishly approached Ivanka, the only daughter from his first marriage, about a delicate matter. Because Tiffany and her mother, Marla Maples, lived in California, Tiffany grew up a continent away from her father. She didn’t have access to him the way Ivanka and Ivanka’s two brothers did—the three of them lived with their mother only an elevator ride away from Donald Trump in Trump Tower, in Manhattan. The 15-year-old Tiffany wanted to talk to Ivanka, 12 years her senior, about how to approach their father about something sensitive. Tiffany had some “relatively simple money needs” to address, Ivanka recalled. She did not have access to a parental credit card, though many of her friends did.
Ivanka Trump writes in her first book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, that she so generously intervened on Tiff's behalf.
“Big Sis did an end-around to save Tiffany the trouble. I didn’t tell her, of course”—well, except in the book—“but I went to our father and suggested he think about surprising Tiffany with a credit card for Christmas, with a small monthly allowance on it. Sure enough, he did just that. Tiffany was thrilled and relieved. And so appreciative.”
Stunning and brave.
And sad, that Tiffany had to go through Ivanka in order to get what she needed from her dad.
“In this way, we are all Tiffany Trump, reliant on Ivanka to get her father to do the right thing,” Ellison writes. But where's my family credit card?
Here are some other juicy Trump tidbits from Vanity Fair profile:
- Once Tiffany got a family credit card, she was "only" afforded $500 a month. “When she split restaurant bills, she calculated down to the penny how much she owed,” a friend told Ellison.
- "Maples said she wanted a small, traditional ceremony. The couple wed in December 1993 in the Grand Ballroom of Trump’s Plaza hotel before a thousand of their friends, including Rosie O’Donnell, Howard Stern, and O. J. Simpson."
- When Tiffany was a freshman at Penn, she was cut in the first round of rushing for the all-female Tabard Society, a "secret" group that feared a Trump would scare off more "presentable and connected" young women.
Read the whole piece and cry for Tiffany over at Vanity Fair.