It appears that Tiffany is not interested in following in her father's footsteps, at least not when it comes to his real-estate business; the youngest Trump daughter wants to become a lawyer.
She did appear with her three older siblings on the President-Elect's 60 Minutes interview. She had this to say: "I mean I don't think we can really prepare for our father becoming president. But we were all there together with everyone that's worked so hard. And my dad has worked so hard. And it's just–it's really awe-inspiring."
You may recognize Marla Maples from Dancing with the Stars. When the Donald's marriage to mistress-turned-second-wife Maples ended, she packed up for the west coast, raising Tiffany in Los Angeles. On Where are they Now?, a 17-year-old Tiffany told Oprah, "My mom and I have always been very close since she did raise me as a single mom... Everyone I know is like, 'Wow you guys have a really good relationship!' She's with me a lot of the time." Judging from her Instagram feed, the duo hangs out a lot—giving Coachella vibes by the pool, zip lining at Sundance, wearing matching LBDs at the Carlyle. They both broke out some serious tango moves on a recent episode of DWTS.
Marla Maples has spent her quarantine getting friendly with trees and hanging out with her late grandfather.
Speaking with BeondTV broadcaster Carlos Amezcua, President Trump’s second wife said, “I love the big city — that’s why I’m here. But I like it in balance with nature, so I’m getting to learn a whole near-other level of balancing nature within my one-bedroom apartment, 41 floors up!”
Maples, 56, said that to aid in her efforts to commune with the outdoors, “The last two days I jogged out to the park, literally grabbed a big tree and hugged on that tree … nature’s alive and that’s what we always have to remember — it’s a gift that’s always giving things.”
Meanwhile, she wrote on Instagram that isolation had made her realize “more than ever how close we are to those who may not walk this earth visually for us to see,” and said that she’d recently seen her grandfather “and I was reminded of the sweet times we shared and all that I learned from him.”
Maples had been quarantining alone in her Manhattan apartment but is now with her daughter, Tiffany Trump, at the family’s home in Georgia.
In September, Marla Maples — who is the second wife of Donald — shared two photos with Tiffany in honor of her daughter's last first day of school at Georgetown University.
The first image was taken right before Tiffany headed off to class, while the second photo was snapped back in Sept. 1999, on Tiffany’s first day of kindergarten. Along with the side-by-side photos, Maples, 56, wrote a message to her daughter, praising her for the hard work and commitment she has put into her studies.
“Yesterday… Tiffany’s last first day of school and be still my heart and swipe ▶️ for Sept 1999 First day of Kindergarten,” Maples wrote. “I love you my girl and so proud of your commitment to your education and I thank God for the deep wisdom you possess beyond…”
“I just wish I could still drive you to school 😁 like all those beautiful years in Cali, saying prayers together on the way,” she added. “#curtisschool #georgetownlaw #momaAt the time, Tiffany also celebrated the occasion by sharing a snap of herself on campus.
“Last first day of school,” she wrote in the Instagram caption, with a checkmark and customary Georgetown hashtags.
Tiffany's virtual graduation comes just days after former President Barack Obama appeared to make a dig at the current president during his remote commencement speech on Saturday night's Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 special.
“This pandemic has shaken up the status quo and laid bare a lot of our country’s deep-seated problems — from massive economic inequality to ongoing racial disparities to a lack of basic health care for people who need it. It’s woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t work,” he said.
In an effort to combat the coronavirus, the Trump administration has cast a wide net, soliciting ideas from industry leaders, family-connected doctors, foreign officials, TV personalities, and fresh-out-of-college consultants to help solve crises around testing and medical supplies. They also set up an email tipline, on the off chance that someone might send a proverbial silver bullet.
During the pandemic, Marla Maples, an actress and the president’s second wife, has stayed in touch with a coterie of friends and informal advisers, with whom she has traded tidbits and medical advice on how to combat the deadly virus. In recent weeks, she has quietly transmitted some of those ideas to the Trump White House, in an effort to get them in front of the president—her ex-husband—and senior staffers, two Trump administration officials familiar with the outreach tell The Daily Beast.
It is unclear if any of these Maples-approved, pandemic-related tips have landed on President Trump’s desk. And it’s not clear which specific tips from her inner circle she has relayed to the Trump team. One of the officials said they first became aware of Maples’ leads after realizing her name had popped up on the “Covid Mail” tipline, an internal White House email account that is regularly accessed by a small group of Trump officials.
“[Marla] is one of many Americans trying to be helpful in these tough times,” the second Trump administration official said. “Absolutely nothing wrong with that.”
The White House set up “Covid Mail” to field suggestions and questions from “friends and family,” as well as from American health professionals and private-sector envoys, who are trying to get information on supplies and treatments to the West Wing and federal agencies. According to The Washington Post, which first reported on the system last month, “some officials have privately worried that these [Covid Mail] missives receive priority and distract from more crucial scientific pursuits” regarding the coronavirus.
Maples’ rep declined to comment for this report, and White House spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment. But reached for comment early this week, Maples messaged The Daily Beast: “PPE is not an area I’m focused on, but the health and well-being of all people is of the highest importance to me. Thank you.”
She did not respond to several follow-up questions regarding “Covid Mail,” the extent of her virus and health-related outreach to the Trump administration, or what specific advice or plans she sent along.
A quick browse of Maples’ public social-media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram, offers a glimpse into her clique of friendly doctors and health and spirituality consultants. Like many during the coronavirus crisis, she has regularly posted about her and her friends’ perspectives on the illness and has emphasized her own concerns, including the compounding effects that Lyme disease may have on those infected with the virus.
“Thx so much @realdonaldtrump for bravely exposing the truth abt #Lyme I suffered in my 20s but many have suffered more than me. Here is a brilliant book #Chronic just written by my dear friends,” the president’s ex, and mother of his daughter Tiffany, tweeted last month.
Marla Maples said in an Instagram post Sunday she was "grateful" to again be with family — and to be flying — after socially distancing in New York City during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and she suggested the isolation had been weighing on her.
In a selfie she shared, the Righteous Gemstones actress and second ex-wife of President Donald Trump was seen in an airline seat wearing a mask.
"I choose love... I do not choose fear... I will walk (and fly 😊 🛫) in trust, faith, peace and knowing," she wrote. "If God is for us who can be against us... no one 🙌." (Maples' Instagram mostly focuses on such messages of serenity, meditation, positivity and inner peace.)
“I’m not in the White House. I have friends on both sides. I will just walk in the middle,” Maples, 56, told The New York Times last year. “I’ll do everything I can to remind people that any type of anger or judgment can truly have such a negative impact on ourselves, and absolutely on our environment.”
In her Sunday post, she wrote, "Grateful to be joining family on this beautiful day" with the hashtags #InLoveWeTrust #flyingagain.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that flying — as with other forms of travel — poses the risk of either contracting or unknowingly spreading the novel coronavirus, given how it spreads via respiratory droplets.
The CDC recommends that travelers should wash their hands often, try to keep the recommended six-foot social distance from other people and wear face coverings, among other precautions.
"Air travel requires spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people and frequently touched surfaces," the CDC states on its website. "Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes. However, social distancing is difficult on crowded flights, and you may have to sit near others (within 6 feet), sometimes for hours. This may increase your risk for exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19."