Donald Trump’s ex-wife has said he is not racist, but may say "silly things" because he is confused by the conflicting advice he receives.
Ivana Trump told Good Morning Britain that contrary to the criticism which flooded the media after the President was accused of using "hate-filled, vile and racist" language in the Oval Office after he reportedly attacked immigrants coming to the United States from "s—hole countries".
She said: "I don’t think Donald is racist at all. Sometimes he says things which are silly and he does not really mean them but he definitely is not racist. He has so many people telling him left and right what to say, what not to say, and maybe it gets confusing."
His ex-wife also said that she thinks her daughter Ivanka could be the first female President, after many speculated history could be made by Oprah Winfrey in 2020.
Ivana Trump is here! Should be a riveting interview.. coming next on @GMB. pic.twitter.com/r7Q8w8L45k
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2018
After threats of protest after it was announced Mr Trump was coming on a state visit to the UK, the President said he was cancelling the trip, ostensibly because he was angered about the US embassy’s move to South London.
However, Mrs Trump said she does not feel uncomfortable in the UK despite this — and that her former husband is close to the UK because he has British blood.
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"I love the UK, I love London," she said.
"I had a house here for 28 years, I have a lot of friends and I’m very welcome. I don’t have any input in it and I don’t even think about it you know. He has British blood – his mother was fantastic – so we’ll see what happens."
The President also faced ridicule when he tweeted that he is a "stable genius" following claims that he was mentally unstable.
Responding to this, Ivana Trump said: "I don’t think Donald is going to do irrational things. He is a stable genius, definitely.
"He’s very stable, very focused, very organised and when he sets his goal on something, he does it."