Ivana Trump Says US Needs Immigrants: Who’s Going To ‘Clean Up After Us?’

Ivana Trump - September 12, 2012 - DOUGLAS HANNANT S/S 2013 Fashion Show held at 117 Central Park West, NYC. Photo Credit: Shaun Mader/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa USA
Ivana Trump - September 12, 2012 - DOUGLAS HANNANT S/S 2013 Fashion Show held at 117 Central Park West, NYC. Photo Credit: Shaun Mader/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa USA

Ivana Trump, Donald Trump’s ex-wife, told the New York Post in an interview published on Sunday that she supports legal immigration, noting that immigrants will take jobs that Americans don’t want to do.

“As long as you come here legally and get a proper job . . . we need immigrants. Who’s going to vacuum our living rooms and clean up after us? Americans don’t like to do that,” Ivana Trump told the New York Post.

However, she expressed support for Donald Trump’s policies on immigration.

“I have nothing against Mexicans, but if they [come] here — like this 19-year-old, she’s pregnant, she crossed over a wall that’s this high,” she told the Post. “She gives the birth in American hospital, which is for free. The child becomes American automatically. She brings the whole family, she doesn’t pay the taxes, she doesn’t have a job, she gets the housing, she gets the food stamps. Who’s paying? You and me.”

Ivana Trump also told the New York Post that while Donald Trump “loves women,” he’s “not a feminist.” According to the Post, aides to Ivana Trump called following the interview to walk back her comment that he’s not a feminist. They then said he was not a feminist again before finally calling to say that he is a feminist, according to the Post.

Ivana Trump told the Post that she’s been offering advice to her ex-husband as he runs for president, telling him to “be more calm.”

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