Ivana Trump on Monday denied her ex-husband is racist after he reportedly called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries”.
“I don’t think Donald is racist at all,” the president’s first wife told “Good Morning Britain.” “Sometimes he says these things which are silly, or he doesn’t really mean them … but he’s definitely not racist, I’m sure of that.”
She went on to rationalize that he may say some things because he really doesn’t understand what his support staff is trying to explain to him. “He has so many people telling him left and right what to say and what not to say and things like that, and sometimes maybe it gets confusing,” she said.
Which is why the president’s tweeting is “not a bad idea,” she continued. “If he tweets, it’s out of his mouth,” she said. “Sometimes maybe it’s not clear, but at least it’s exactly what he thinks.”