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Ivanka ‘feels the Trumps are the US equivalent of UK’s Royal Family’

Ivanka Trump shut down Melania Trump’s worries about the inauguration parade down Pennsylvania Avenue because she wanted a ‘princess moment’, a new book claims.

President Donald Trump’s daughter stood firm and told an organizer ‘it’s happening’ as she overrode her step mother’s concerns about security.

Ivanka supposedly felt that the Trumps were the American equivalent of Britain’s Royal Family and her father entering the White House was their ‘coronation’.

On the inauguration weekend she demanded to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, the upstairs bedroom where Abraham Lincoln used to sleep.

In Born Trump, Vanity Fair writer Emily Jane Fox also claims that Ivanka’s first draft of her own book, Women Who Work, was so lacking in emotion her publishers told her to make it ‘seem like she had a pulse’.

Ivanka Trump overrode Melania Trump’s concerns about security and decided the family’s Inauguration Day parade would go down Pennsylvania Avenue

President Donald Trump's daughter stood firm and told an organizer 'it's happening', despite Melania's fears

President Donald Trump’s daughter stood firm and told an organizer ‘it’s happening’, despite Melania’s fears

Ivanka supposedly felt that the Trumps were the American equivalent of Britain's Royal Family (pictured) and her father entering the White House was their 'coronation'

Ivanka supposedly felt that the Trumps were the American equivalent of Britain’s Royal Family (pictured) and her father entering the White House was their ‘coronation’

Born Trump, which is out next month, is said to offer an in-depth picture of the Trump family and how the President shaped them in his own image.

In an extract in Vanity Fair, Fox is unsparing and quotes a September 1990 interview with Trump in which he says he wanted five children ‘because with five, then I will know that one will be guaranteed to turn out like me’.

In reality, Trump’s attributes ended up being evenly distributed across his children, Fox writes.

Don Jr, who was known as ‘Diaper Don’ at the University of Pennsylvania for wetting his pants when he was drunk, became his father’s ‘pit bull’.

Ivanka, whose named was trademarked at 15, became the ‘showman addicted to the media game’ and Eric would ‘inherit his father’s arcane lust for real-estate marketing’. 

As Michael Cohen, Trump’s former longtime lawyer, told Fox: ‘They’re like mini-super-bots, mini-Voltrons. Collectively, they make the whole.’

Fox writes of Trump’s inauguration: ‘The Trumps have somewhat fancied themselves as a modern version of the Kennedys, but the inauguration brought to mind the dynamic of another sort of American first family: the Kardashians.’

For his inauguration last January Trump appointed Tom Barrack, a billionaire longtime friend of his, to run the event, but dozens of stars like Elton John declined to take part.

On the inauguration weekend Ivanka demanded to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, the upstairs bedroom where Abraham Lincoln used to sleep

On the inauguration weekend Ivanka demanded to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House, the upstairs bedroom where Abraham Lincoln used to sleep

Ivanka worked with a stylist and told friends that she wanted a 'princess moment' ahead of inauguration day

Ivanka worked with a stylist and told friends that she wanted a ‘princess moment’ ahead of inauguration day

On her father's swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill (pictured above), Ivanka wore a white asymmetrical jacket from Oscar de la Renta

On her father’s swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill (pictured above), Ivanka wore a white asymmetrical jacket from Oscar de la Renta

Vanity Fair writer Emily Jane Fox writes that the Trumps have 'somewhat fancied themselves as a modern version of the Kennedys', but said the inauguration was more reminiscent of the Kardashian family (pictured above at Khloe's baby shower)

Vanity Fair writer Emily Jane Fox writes that the Trumps have ‘somewhat fancied themselves as a modern version of the Kennedys’, but said the inauguration was more reminiscent of the Kardashian family (pictured above at Khloe’s baby shower)

Barrack ended up with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Rockettes, although some of the dancers refused to participate because of Trump’s policies.

It fell to the Trump family themselves to try and give the event some star power, Fox writes.

The book says: ‘Ivanka Trump seemed particularly attuned to the stagecraft.

Fox also claims that Ivanka's first draft of her own book, Women Who Work, was so lacking in emotion her publishers told her to make it 'seem like she had a pulse'

Fox also claims that Ivanka’s first draft of her own book, Women Who Work, was so lacking in emotion her publishers told her to make it ‘seem like she had a pulse’

‘When Melania Trump opened the White House residence to all of her husband’s children for the weekend following the inauguration, the president’s elder daughter put in a request to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom. (Permission granted.)

‘When Melania wavered over the idea of the customary parade down Pennsylvania Avenue after the swearing-in ceremony, citing security concerns, Ivanka dug in.

‘It’s happening,’ she told an organizer. She worked with a stylist and told friends that she wanted a ‘princess moment’. 

‘I told her it’s an inauguration, not a coronation,’ one friend recalled. 

‘The sentiment was that Americans wanted a royal family.’

Ivanka serves as an unpaid assistant to the President; her husband, Jared Kushner, has the title of senior adviser. 

And Ivanka had more ‘princess moments’ over the next few days.

On her father’s swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill she wore a white asymmetrical jacket from Oscar de la Renta and for the inaugural balls she wore a $5,000 champagne-colored Carolina Herrera dress.

Fox writes that none of Trump’s children thought that he would win the Republican primary, let alone the election.

Trump's attributes spread evenly across his children. Don Jr, pictured with Trump at the 1988 US Open, became his father's 'pit bull'

Trump’s attributes spread evenly across his children. Don Jr, pictured with Trump at the 1988 US Open, became his father’s ‘pit bull’

Ivanka, whose named was trademarked at 15, became the 'showman addicted to the media game' and Eric would 'inherit his father's arcane lust for real-estate marketing'. Ivanka and Eric are pictured above in 1993

Ivanka, whose named was trademarked at 15, became the ‘showman addicted to the media game’ and Eric would ‘inherit his father’s arcane lust for real-estate marketing’. Ivanka and Eric are pictured above in 1993

In a 1990 interview, Trump (pictured above with Ivanka in the early 1990s), said that he wanted five children 'because with five, then I will know that one will be guaranteed to turn out like me' 

In a 1990 interview, Trump (pictured above with Ivanka in the early 1990s), said that he wanted five children ‘because with five, then I will know that one will be guaranteed to turn out like me’ 

The week before the election Ivanka was looking for a way to boost her clothing brand so she submitted the manuscript for Women Who Work, her book about how to succeed at business.

But executives at Portfolio, her publisher, were aghast and Fox writes that they ‘solicited her to add personal, engaging details about her relationship with her parents’.

One person involved with the book said that they hoped to ‘make her seem like she had a pulse. Like she was a human’.

Vanity Fair has previously claimed that White House aides mockingly refer to Ivanka as ‘Princess Royal’ because of her lack of specific portfolio in the White House.

Born Trump, written by Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox, will be released next month

Born Trump, written by Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox, will be released next month

She is said to have gotten the nickname after the G20 summit last July in Hamburg, Germany where at one point she sat in for her father, prompting a storm of criticism.

Historian Anne Applebaum said that Ivanka was ‘an unelected, unqualified, unprepared New York socialite’ being seen as ‘the best person to represent American national interests’.

Amy Siskind, president and co-founder of women’s rights group New Agenda, Tweeted: ‘This kind of thing happens all the time. In dictatorships’.

Born Trump also features the withering comment from Kushner about Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who Trump wanted to head up his White House transition team.

Christie had jailed Kushner’s father Charles when he was Attorney General of New Jersey, and Kushner had never forgiven him.

At a meeting with Trump and other top campaign aides, Kushner said: ‘It’s unfair. Christie took advantage of my family members for his own ambition.’

Christie got the job but was was later ousted and replaced by Vice President Mike Pence. 



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