Tiffany Trump threatened to steal her father’s spotlight when she announced her engagement to business executive Michael Boulos on Donald Trumps’ final day as president of the United States.
And now, 27-year-old Tiffany’s sister, Ivanka Trump, has weighed in on the headline-grabbing news prompting criticism from many on social media.
“So happy for you and Michael! Love you Tiff!” Ivanka, Trump’s senior advisor, wrote on her younger sibling’s Instagram post.
But her congratulatory message didn’t pass muster with several Instagram users, who didn’t hold back with their opinions on the comment.
“I'm sure that is a genuine statement. lol,” one wrote.
“You knew you had a sister? No kidding,” another added.
“Go away. Leave her alone,” said a third.
Donald Trump’s fourth child, Tiffany, announced her engagement on Wednesday morning with a gushing Instagram post accompanied with a photo of her and her husband-to-be Michael, 23.
“It has been an honour to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael!” she wrote.
“Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!” she added.
Law graduate Tiffany and her new fiancé Michael — who is heir to a billion-dollar fortune — have been dating for two years.
Trump sisters’ tension
Tiffany is Trump’s only child with his second wife, actress Marla Maples, who he married at the Plaza Hotel, NYC, in December 1993. Trump began an affair with Maples while married to his first wife, Czech model Ivana Trump (née Zelníčková), but ended up divorcing Maples in 1999.
Tiffany and Ivanka, who is the daughter of Trump and Ivana, are therefore half-sisters. After her parent’s split, Tiffany was raised in California by her mother while Ivanka undertook her schooling in New York City where their father lived.
Despite the distance and their 12 year age gap, Tiffany and Ivanka appear to have a good relationship, with the younger sister taking to Instagram to wish her older sibling happy birthday. The pair also appeared together for Trump’s political engagements throughout his four-year presidency.
However, there are rumours of tension between Tiffany and Ivanka. According to Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who wrote in his book, Disloyal: A Memoir, that Tiffany was ‘referred to as the red-haired stepchild’.
Cohen claims Ivanka joined in this “casual cruelty” because she “jealously guarded her position as Trump’s favourite and surrogate, even at the expense of her vulnerable younger sister.”
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