What Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Really Thinks About His Election Loss

President Donald Trump was reportedly playing golf when the 2020 presidential election officially got called in favor of his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. Hours later, Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, took the stage in Wilmington, Del. to deliver their victory speeches. Back in Washington, D.C., Trump broke with tradition and declined to offer a concession speech. In fact, He refused to accept the results at all. Instead, he posted the occasional tweet suggesting (without any evidence) that the election is rigged. At the time of this writing, Trump has yet to concede (and there remains no evidence of voter fraud).

Through a series of tweets flagged for potential misinformation, Trump vowed that he would launch several lawsuits against states in which he believed (again without proof) he got cheated out of a win. CNN reported that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his third wife, Melania Trump, have advised him to give up, while Eric and Don Jr. have continued tweeting unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Despite evidence of a rift among the Trumps, the family has publicly remained united and has yet to address the situation formally.

Enter Ivana Trump, the President's first wife, and the mother of Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr. As the nation waits for the President to finally take an L, Ivana spoke up about what she thinks President Trump is doing and how she sees this all playing out.

Ivana Trump is done with the drama

President Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana Trump, spoke exclusively to People to offer some insight into what's going on with the President and their children, as they remain holed up in the White House. "[Trump] has to go and declare that he lost. But he hates to be a loser," he said, "that I'm sure of." Ivana would know; she had a notoriously acrimonious and public divorce from the real estate mogul in the 90s.

The former model, who does not seem to believe any of her ex-husband's claims of fraud, is looking forward to having more time with her kids, now that their tenure in D.C. is likely over. "I just want them to be able to live their normal lives," she said. "Not the Washington life and all that, just in New York or wherever they're going to be and just live their normal lives." As for Trump's next move, Ivana envisions a life of golf, likely in Palm Beach, though she admits we're a long way away from a peaceful Trump retirement. "He doesn't like to lose," she said again, "so he's going to fight and fight and fight."

Ivana, like many others, is sick of the drama. "I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or the other. I really don't care," she said, officially arguably earning her place as the relatable member of the Trump family. 

Did George W. Bush echo Ivana Trump's sentiment?

Other political figures seemed to echo the sentiments of President Donald Trump's ex-wife, seemingly urging the president to throw in the towel by giving their congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Former presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter all recognized Harris and Biden's victory, per People.

In a statement on Nov. 8, 2020, George W. Bush had this to say about Biden and Harris' win: "Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country." He added, "The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans. I offered him the same thing I offered Presidents Trump and Obama: my prayers for his success, and my pledge to help in any way I can."

Bush also made sure to congratulate Trump as well for a "hard-fought campaign" while still alluding to the fact that the election was, indeed, over. "He [Trump] earned the votes of more than 70 million Americans — an extraordinary political achievement," Bush explained. "They have spoken, and their voices will continue to be heard through elected Republicans at every level of government."

Some Trump advisers are unwilling to accept the results

Despite Ivana Trump and George W. Bush's comments, there are reportedly people in President Donald Trump's camp who are simply unwilling to accept the election results. An anonymous Trump adviser spoke candidly to People regarding the situation, stating, "We just want the process to play out. The media don't get to call elections, the people do." They continued, "The states have to certify [their results by December]. I'll always think the president did not get the campaign he deserved. They raised $1 billion and lost to Joe Biden." Speaking of that $1 billion, the "Trump campaign itself only had $43 million entering the final three weeks of the presidential election," as ABC News noted.

Another source confessed that there's "still chaos" within Trump's immediate camp as they were "not expecting" the outcome. "It's been a headache," the insider admitted.

Whether Trump plans to take heed of his ex-wife's advice remains to be seen as of this writing. How does that saying go... it's not over until the ex-wife sings? Hmm...