The nicknames for each other were revealed in “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump”, a new biography of Melania Trump by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan. The reporter describes the conflict between the First Lady and Donald Trump’s eldest daughter from his first marriage. Ivanka Trump acts as an adviser to her father in the White House.
The book states: “Melania has been overheard referring to Ivanka as ‘The Princess’ and Melania has been called ‘The Portrait’ because she spoke as often as one.”
The book describes how Ivanka Trump was involved in a power struggle with the First Lady in the early days of the Trump administration.
Melania Trump has kept a relatively low profile during her husband’s presidency, but Ivanka Trump has played a prominent role in her father’s administration.
The book describes how in Melania Trump’s absence, Ivanka Trump was jostling for influence when the family moved into the White House.
It is claimed she sought to take over office space in the East Wing.
The East Wing is the part of the White House reserved for the First Lady.
Ivanka Trump even reportedly sought to rename the First Lady’s Office to the “First Family Office”.
This is so Melania would have to conduct her public duties through the newly created department.
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In an interview for People magazine, she said: “Melania is very smart, she’s very warm, she’s got an incredible heart.”
The White House has denied the two have these nicknames for each other.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said: “Hit pieces like these only serve to conjure non-existent palace-intrigue stories unworthy of the paper they’re printed on.”
The new biography of Melania Trump is on general release from Tuesday.
Melania Trump’s office said: “Neither the author nor the publisher reached out with a full list of fact-checking, conveniently leaving the most ridiculous and salacious lies.”
Stephanie Grisham from Melania Trump’s office added: “The stories and sources in this book are false.
“The First Lady’s Office chose not to participate in this book due to the author’s dishonest tactics.”