President Trump’s first ex-wife doesn’t think he’s a racist, although he’s prone to putting his foot in his mouth.
“I don’t think Donald is racist at all,” Ivana Trump said Monday on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.” “Sometimes he says the things which are silly or he doesn’t really mean them.”
But she stopped short at weighing in on why he might say those things — chalking it up to varying interests telling him what to say.
The commander-in-chief is currently under fire for reportedly calling Haiti and other nations “s–thole countries” in an immigration meeting with lawmakers.
The alleged remarks last week, during while Trump reportedly wished for more immigrants from places like Norway, led many to call the President a racist.
Trump dismissed the charge Sunday night while at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
“I am not a racist,” Trump said to reporters. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”
The President signed a proclamation on Friday to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
Trump doesn’t have any public events planned for the holiday recognizing the civil rights leader, and is reportedly golfing before he heads back to Washington on Monday night.
Ivana Trump, who was married to the President from 1977 to 1982, also dismissed the notion that he’d ever act irrational.
Trump brushed off the charges Sunday night, saying he wasn’t a racist.
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The former real estate developer is “a stable genius, definitely,” she told “Good Morning Britain.”
Trump used the same term to address suggestions by author Michael Wolff that he wasn’t mentally fit to be President.
But his first wife said otherwise, arguing he’s successfully run the country like one of his companies.
“He likes to make decisions,” she said. “He runs the country as a business.”
She also dismissed long-running rumors that Trump was physically harmful to her, and that they never fought during their very public divorce.
In fact, she still phones the President — reaching him in the Oval Office or the White House residences.
They’ll typically discuss the three children they share.
But, Ivana Trump admitted, First Lady Melania Trump might not be thrilled to hear they’re talking.
“If it were me in Melania’s place I would not really like if the ex-wife is calling my husband,” she said Monday.