Melania Is Reportedly Very Good at Undermining Ivanka

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According to the latest drop in a never-ending series of White House tell-alls, this one called Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption., First Daughter Ivanka Trump is generally used to getting her way in behind-the-scenes petty power struggles inside the Trump administration—except when First Lady Melania Trump blocks her.

Vicky Ward, the book’s author, was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night and served up a sample of the kind of Trump-Kushner palace intrigue that is sure to make President Trump tweet weird shit at 3 a.m.

Ward hinted that it may be the underhanded activities of Ivanka Trump and Kushner, not the Mueller investigation, that ultimately brings down President Trump, a man who reportedly bends over backwards to appease his daughter and son-in-law (except in any minimally humane policy matter that the couple say they care about, whoops). Except when Melania steps in!

COLBERT: Who is there to say “no” to these people?

WARD: So here’s an interesting suggestion: Melania Trump... is the only person in my book who has ever successfully stood up to Ivanka Trump and won. I have a scene [during the transition in which] Ivanka Trump has told the world that she’s not going to be joining the White House. Absolute rubbish. Behind the scenes [she was] making all the plans. [She actually had] a “Trump family office” drawn up for the East Wing, which is normally the territory of the First Lady. When Melania Trump heard about this, she put a very quick end to Ivanka’s plans.

COLBERT: So, all our hope rests on Melania Trump.

No word yet on whether Ivanka has pulled a “you’re not my real mom” on Melania yet.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

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Rocky Jones Space Ranger

Great. Fuck ‘em both. In my dreams, this ends like Death Becomes Her with the two of them continually disfiguring each other and then spackling themselves back together.