Donald Trump's Niece Says He and Ivana Used to Regift Things at Christmas

Chloe Foussianes
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Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM - Getty Images
Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM - Getty Images

From Town & Country

In her new, much-anticipated tell-all, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, Mary L. Trump makes plenty of serious allegations against her uncle, President Donald Trump, and other members of her extended family. And then there are the less grave (but equally juicy) revelations. Donald's alleged regifting habit is among the latter.

As Mary tells it, Donald and his then-wife Ivana were not shy about recycling presents around Christmastime. In 1977, during their first holiday season as a married couple, they allegedly gave Mary's brother a journal that was two years out of date. (Mary, who says she got a $12 three-pack of Bloomie's underwear, "felt a bit slighted" by the leather-bound journal until she realized it was... expired.)

Mary writes that Donald and Ivana gave her a snack-filled gift basket of sorts encased in a gold lamé high heel. (When Donald saw Mary with it, she says, he didn't even recognize it, and asked what it was.) Mary says she noticed one item was missing; her cousin David Desmond, Maryanne Trump Barry's son, surmised it was "probably caviar."

Mary also remembers her mother getting regifted presents. "A handbag she got from Ivana one year bore a luxury brand but contained a used Kleenex," she wrote. Adding insult to injury, some presents Mary's mother received from the Trump family "were nice enough, but they always came from lesser stores than the gifts for Ivana and Robert [Trump]'s wife, Blaine."

Per the New York Times, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has said Mary's book is full of "falsehoods."

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