Melania Trump
Trump Calls For ‘Peace Among Nations’ And Unity In 2019 Christmas Message With Melania Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Former First Lady Melania Trump reportedly played a part in Ivanka Trump and her father Donald Trump’s fallout.

The hatred between the former President’s wife and his daughter had been widely speculated, but the true extent of the family’s in-fighting was recently exposed.

During the first public hearing of lawmakers who are investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Ivanka said that she “accepted” that former Attorney General Bill Barr had found no evidence of fraud that could overturn the 2020 Presidential election. Her father on the other hand, repeatedly made fraud claims. Soon after the hearing, Trump wrote on social media that Ivanka, his one-time special advisor in the White House, was not "involved in looking at, or studying, Election results." According to him, she had "long since checked out" and was, in his opinion, only trying to be "respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General."

A source said that even before the Jan. 6 hearing, Ivanka had been "iced by Melania despite living almost around the corner from each other in Florida."

It was previously reported how Ivanka had been warned to cut ties with her father. She hadn’t been seen with him in more than 521 days. Melania and Ivanka reportedly loathe each other. The former First Lady is said to have called Ivanka a “snake." Their hatred for each other goes back to the Trump administration’s early days, claimed Melania’s former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

Both Melania and Ivanka were respectful of "one another’s turf" when the Trumps moved into the White House. It was claimed that they could barely stand the sight of each other. During the administration, a source said that as First Lady, Melania felt "Ivanka was trying to take her place," and for Ivanka, "Melania was a hindrance to what she wanted to achieve.”

Melania thought Ivanka would do “what it takes to get what she wants." It included undermining the First Lady by “poaching” staff members and making her “irrelevant.” According to Wolkoff, it angered Melania so much that she labeled her stepdaughter and her allies “snakes.”

Meanwhile, a congressional panel said that Trump put his Vice-President Mike Pence in danger during the U.S. Capitol riot last year as he illegally pressured him to quash the 2020 election, reported BBC. Pence aides told lawmakers about White House efforts to reject President Joe Biden's victory. The Former Vice President told Trump "many times" that he did not have the authority to stop the vote certification in Congress as the business-turned-politician sought, Marc Short, who was Pence's chief of staff, said in videotaped testimony, according to Reuters.

Chairman Bennie Thompson said that U.S. democracy "withstood Trump's scheme" because Pence refused to bow to the former President. The Jan. 6 committee has accused Trump of an attempted coup to stay in power as the U.S. President.

Donald and Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, stands alongside Trump as he speaks during the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, DC on December 8, 2020. - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order "to ensure that American citizens have first priority to receive American vaccines." It is unclear how the order would be enforced, as vaccine makers have already inked in deals with other countries. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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