The Trump family has been a focal point of the world’s media for over a year. That will only intensify now that it has become clear that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. While most of us around the world can only shake our heads in wonder, the deed is done. But there’s still quite a lot that we need to know about his extended family, which includes his adult children– who stood by his side along with his current wife during his election campaign.
Ivanka has already attracted a lot of attention, and his sons have also been trying very hard to ensure that they bring the best possible results to the campaign. Their efforts succeeded, but the two youngest children don’t seem to have been in the spotlight much at all. Tiffany Trump is his youngest daughter, at 22 years old, and there’s a lot we haven’t seen of her. That’s curious for such a high-profile family.
As she’s so rich, and the daughter of a famous man even before he ran for president, a lot of her life has been well-documented. There are a lot of things that the campaign didn’t want us to know about her, and plenty too that Tiffany herself would want to keep hidden. Unfortunately for her, we do know those things, and we’re about to share them with you. These are 15 things that Tiffany Trump, and her father, really didn’t want you to know– but you’re about to...
15 Her Father’s Cringeworthy 1994 Interview
One of the most cringeworthy moments of Tiffany’s life has to have come when she was just a baby in 1994. During a televised interview, a reporter asked, “Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours and what does Tiffany have of Marla’s?” He went on to reply, “Well, I think she’s got a lot of Marla. She’s a really beautiful baby and she’s got Marla’s legs.” He then made cupped-hand gestures at his own chest, and added, “We don’t know whether or not she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.” Yeah, real classy Donald– discussing your baby daughter’s breasts and legs on television. It’s not like we’re surprised by this by now given what he says about Ivanka, but still. This was an early sign that we all missed. It can’t be at all comfortable for Tiffany to hear those comments now, and to wonder whether her father really does only think about those two parts of her anatomy.
14 She Grew Up Away From Donald
Tiffany’s mother is Marla Maples, Trump’s ex-wife. It seems he wasn’t around very much, or even at all, during her childhood. Maples has been quoted many times as saying that she was a single parent, although Donald did make financial contributions. This means that really, Tiffany didn’t have a father figure while she was a child. In fact, even during the election campaign, she is still getting to know her father. When asked about how close they were, Maples stated earlier this year that they were getting to know each other a little better. In other words, they barely knew each other before. After having an affair with Maples and marrying her, Donald apparently had second thoughts and decided he didn’t want anything to do with her after all. It’s just a shame they had a child together before he managed to come to that conclusion.
13 She’s Dating A Democrat
Of course, as soon as she hit the spotlight, everyone wanted to know about Tiffany’s love life. She’s young and unmarried so the heat was on. That’s when it was discovered that she was dating a young man named Ross Mechanic who she met at the University of Pennsylvania, where they both study. He’s a computer science student… and a Democrat. Ouch! It has to be more than a little embarrassing to her father that at one point, Ross had Hillary Clinton listed amongst his likes on Facebook. He’s even registered as a Democrat. Nonetheless, he attended rallies on the Trump team, sitting next to his girlfriend. That’s dedication– but also a bit of PR management from Trump’s side. Surely no one would doubt his allegiance if he attends their rallies? They must have converted him into a Republican! Yeah right… Still, this one probably caused more than a few awkward dinners in the Trump household.
12 Rejecting A Kiss From Her Father
This one was a pretty embarrassing moment for the Trump campaign. It was captured live on television, and then broadcast around the world for all to see. Shortly afterwards it was being discussed and dissected by news channels and pundits all over the internet. It’s a clip from the moment after Tiffany finally gave a speech in support of her father’s campaign. Just as he does with all of the women in his team, Trump leaned towards her to give her a kiss after she came off the stage. Awkwardly, she shied away from his kiss. If she leaned any further backwards she would be doing gymnastics. She then rubs him on the arm as if to ward off any further affections, and quickly dodges past him and out of the way. Considering that she grew up without him, it’s not surprising that she is uncomfortable with the level of displays of affection that her siblings tolerate.
11 She Ranks High In Adult Video Searches
It seems that things have taken an interesting turn for Tiffany in terms of her search engine results. After her father was elected as the US president, searches for her name went up in a rather unusual place– an adult video site. The term “Tiffany Trump” saw a 2548% increase in searches the day after Election Day. It seems that people really want to see more of the president elect’s daughters. It’s not just her, either– his wife, Melania Trump, saw a 1538% increase on the same site. Ivana Trump, his first wife, shot up by 1169%. Before you get your hopes up and go do a search yourself, there are no legitimate videos of Tiffany to be found. Nearly 250,000 searches were performed for the 3 names combined on November 9th, and they seem to have remained at higher than normal levels since. It’s a shame for all those searchers that they aren’t getting any results.
10 She Was Left Out Of The Election
While Donald was on the election campaign trail, he took his three oldest children with him, along with his wife. They spent time campaigning for him, meeting voters and doing speeches on stage to rally support. He didn’t include his youngest son, Barron, as he is still in school and it wouldn’t be appropriate to have him making speeches. But that still leaves a very conspicuous gap when it comes to Tiffany. At 22, she is more than old enough to support her father. But she was only brought in to the campaign right at the very end, making one speech (which was derided as far too practiced) and meeting a few voters. It seems that Trump wasn’t willing to involve her until he was chosen as the Republican candidate, and even then it was only reluctantly because the world’s media had started to pick up on her absence.
9 She Was Told Off At A Concert
Jason Derulo played in the Hamptons in the summer of 2015, and Tiffany Trump was obviously keen to attend. She went with her friends, Andrew Warren and Raya Benitez, and they stood right next to the stage. It was a VH1 Save the Music Foundation benefit, and obviously she was privileged enough to get those close tickets. But then security had to intervene when she got a little too excited. She was dancing too close to the stage, in an area where guests are not allowed to go. She and her friends were described as entitled and obnoxious, and there were even reports that she was asked to leave the concert. She may be young, but at 20 years old, she ought to have known a little better than that. This is one story that the Trump campaign really wishes hadn’t hit the headlines– and perhaps is one of the reasons she was kept as quiet as possible in the run-up to the election.
8 She Had To Remove Some Of Her Instagram Shots
As we have mentioned, Tiffany has a habit of sharing just about everything in her life on Instagram. That turned out to be a bit of a problem when her father got serious about his election campaign. His team decided that she would help them appeal to millennials, but also that her lifestyle was a bit of a risk. They didn’t want to give the wrong impression and encourage the wrong sort of behaviour, after all. That’s why someone went through her account and vetted it carefully. That’s why all of a sudden, half of her photos just disappeared. These were all of the images that contained references to drinking and partying. The only few that are left seem to be as innocent as possible, with all questionable behaviour totally removed. But you can still kind of tell from context what is going on in those shots, and plenty of people saw them before they were taken down.
7 She Was A Singer... And Sucked
As she was growing up, one of Tiffany’s ambitions was to have a career as a pop singer. Just like any rich and spoiled child, she got her every wish. That included getting to record her very own song when she was 17 years old. If you have heard about the Paris Hilton auto-tune debacle that was also generously described as a song, then you might know just what to expect from her single, Like a Bird. It’s pretty hard to actually hear Tiffany’s voice on this track, as there is so much auto-tune and synth stuck on top of it. Vanity Fair was particularly scathing about the song, saying that “the bleary melody and synth effects will probably get stuck in your head for at least the next few hours”. It was, by all accounts, a waste of everyone’s time. We can only hope that she has now gotten singing out of her system and won’t be attempting it again.
6 She Had A Very Privileged Upbringing
Tiffany’s mother, Marla Maples, seems to take a lot of time telling everyone who will listen that she raised Tiffany as a single mother. That probably isn’t something that Donald wants to emphasize, but even so, you would expect Tiffany to support her mother more than her father in that case. That’s why it’s a little bit awkward that the sad, impoverished picture those words paint is very far from the truth. Actually, Tiffany had an incredibly privileged upbringing, and has long been followed on social media as someone with an enviable lifestyle. She goes on ski trips to Aspen, parties in the Hamptons, and heads to the beach at Mar-a-Lago. She parties with her friends in lavish houses and pool complexes. She’s a spoiled rich kid, just like the rest of his children. Just because he wasn’t around doesn’t mean she didn’t get a share of his money.
5 Trump Isn’t Proud Of Her
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Donald actually admitted that he doesn’t favour her as much as his other kids. He said, "I'm very proud of my children. I mean, I'm just looking at them right now, as an example for your show. But I'm very proud, because Don and Eric and Ivanka and – you know, to a lesser extent because she just got out of school, out of college – but, uh, Tiffany, who has also been so terrific. They work so hard." This brief mention and veiled insult are just one example of the many times that he has snubbed her during his interviews. She really seems to be little more than an afterthought in most of his conversations. It seems that she is going to have to start her own business or get some plastic surgery if she really wants to capture Daddy’s attention for good.
4 She’s A Short Model
Tiffany actually walked in a fashion show for one of her friends– the images of her sweaty and heavy-lidded face from that event are probably amongst her least flattering shots of all time. Still, she has seen a little work as a model. This is quite odd when you consider that she isn’t model material at all, in the conventional sense at least. She’s actually far too short at 5 foot 8. This is a lot shorter than her half-sister, Ivanka, who is 5 feet 11. It seems like she may have gotten more than a few of those modelling jobs simply as a result of having the right friends– and the right father. Needless to say, the Naomi Campbells of this world are not going to be having any sleepless nights over her introduction to the fashion scene. Nonetheless, she probably had a lot of fun strutting her stuff on the catwalk, especially since it was a bit of a one-off.
3 She Was Named After Tiffany's
What, you may wonder, inspired Trump to name this daughter Tiffany? Well, the story behind it might not be one that Tiffany finds so flattering. She’s named after the famous jewellery chain, which is known for expensive and luxurious items. So that’s nice, right? Well, maybe not. You see, the thing you’re missing from the story so far is that the flagship store of Tiffany’s is on Fifth Avenue in New York. It just happens to be right next door to Trump Tower. Now the scenario we’re picturing in our heads is the Donald leaning out of his office window, spotting Tiffany’s right below him, and deciding “yeah, that’ll do”. Plus, it’s almost as if the choice of name was just another chance to brag about his achievements. He’s reminding us that he happens to have built a property right next to this expensive jewellery chain. Nice. If it had been built somewhere else, would she be called Macy?
2 Her Lack Of Enthusiasm
Something that was brought up over and over again during the last year was how Tiffany really didn’t seem all that interested in the election campaign. There are plenty of shots of her looking bored and disinterested in the audience. When the camera was on her, she managed to pull up a bright and winning smile. At other moments, her expression can often be described as blank or bored. Perhaps it’s the fact that she was not as involved as her other siblings, or that she isn’t as close to her father as they are. Whatever the case may be, we certainly weren’t supposed to see her looking disinterested. Unfortunately, Tiff– as she’s known to her friends– will have to learn very quickly that there is always a camera somewhere ready to capture your face, even when you don’t think there is. She needs to be more guarded in public from now on.
1 The Snap Pack
The New York Times has given a nickname to Tiffany’s group of high-profile friends: The Snap Pack. It’s not a particularly flattering name, as it refers to the fact that they all hang out posting pictures of their fabulous lives on social medial. The group is made up of other kids with rich and famous parents. Andrew Warren is the grandson of designer David Warren, while Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour are the children of Peter and Harry Brant. There’s Kyra Kennedy, who is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s daughter, and the great-great granddaughter of Henri Matisse, Gaia. They also hang out with Raya Benitez, whose father is 80s music producer Jellybean, and EJ Johnson, son of the basketball player Magic Johnson. She was a part of this gang long before the presidential campaign, and they have been known to indulge in underage drinking and wear racy clothing in their social snaps. Perhaps not the best advocate for a presidential daughter.