Ivana Trump Turns Heads With Recent Comments On Donald

As the nation continues to watch for news on Donald Trump's health since his COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday morning, so too does the President's ex-wife, Ivana Trump. According to People, Ivana has been receiving updates on Trump through the couple's three children, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka. Ivana admits she is stressed about the situation, and even called her ex-husband "careless." She told the publication, "I am afraid. I'm going to be afraid until he gets well and he gets out of it."

Ivana's fear stems in part from all of the unknowns associated with the coronavirus. She stated, "...who knows what will happen, because I don't know anything about this virus and nobody else does and nobody knows how to cure it." That said, Ivana believes her ex-husband is generally a healthy man. "Not healthiest with food," she clarified, "but very healthy otherwise—always washes his hands and always is careful. His only weakness is food. He likes the Big Mac—it's his biggest weakness."

Meanwhile, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, stated he believes "there is a very significant level of concern right now," adding, "It's worrisome. Just his age, his pre-existing conditions... that's worrisome." Trump is 74 years old and is considered obese. Apart from her concerns about her ex-husband's illness, Ivana also offered her opinion on his attitude towards COVID-19 and his efforts at re-election.

Ivana Trump reacted to Trump's performance at the debate

Trump has long been criticized for all the ways in which he has downplayed the severity of the Coronavirus. He has blatantly ignored public health officials' suggestions to wear a mask and practice social distancing, behavior Ivana referred to as "careless." "He didn't think it would happen to him," she said. Most recently, at the first presidential debate that took place three days before Trump's positive diagnosis, Trump mocked Joe Biden for his mask habits while Trump himself and several members of his family refused to wear masks inside the debate hall (via ABC News).

On the whole, the first presidential debate was unlike any other; some have even called it an embarrassment (per Business Insider). But Ivana Trump, who was married to Donald from 1977-1992, described the debate itself as "catastrophic." She told People, "It was catastrophic on both sides. Donald was not well, and Biden was not well at all, so it was just a horrible, horrible debate. I don't know what people took out of it, but it left me totally empty."

Ivana Trump thought scandal would get in the way of Donald Trump's success

Anyone who followed Donald and Ivana Trump's messy divorce may be surprised that Ivana chimes in on her ex-husband's politics at all. However, Ivana told ABC News in 2017 that they have mended their relationship, they talk often, and she sometimes even gives him political advice. "Sometimes I tell him not to just, not to speak that much," she said (via YouTube). 

The businesswoman and former model also revealed she believed decades ago that Trump could be successful as President, save for one tiny exception. "I think he could do it if there would not be a scandal," she said, referring to Trump's affair with Marla Maples in the early 1990's, which ended Ivana and Donald's marriage. "Every American woman hated him and every American hated him. There was no way he could run during the scandal time." Of course, that was just Ivana's opinion. Trump began his 2016 Presidential campaign with a number of scandals attached to his name, which many Americans seemingly overlooked (via The Atlantic).

Ivana Trump has had doubts about Donald's second run

In 2018, halfway through Trump's first term in office, Ivana seemed to feel Trump's presidency had run its course. She told Page Six she didn't feel Donald should run for a second term. "I'll tell you something, I don't think it's necessary," she said. "He has a good life and he has everything. Donald is going to be 74, 73 for the next [election] and maybe he should just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune."

Ivana went on to describe the pressures of the presidency, implying Trump got more than he bargained for in his role as leader of the free world. She said, "I think he probably [misses] a little bit of freedom, I don't think he probably knew how much is involved of being the president. It's so [much] information — you have to know the whole world."

But now, less than a month away from Election Day and despite a poor showing at the first presidential debate, Ivana has changed her tune about Trump. She told People, "He will win. There's no question about it."