You May Be Surprised By What Donald Trump Really Thinks of Each of His 5 Kids

They run his real-estate empire, consult him as cabinet members, and work or live with him in the White House. Donald Trump’s actions indicate he trusts his kids with his company, the country, and his reputation — but his words, at times, indicate otherwise.

We uncovered what Donald Trump thinks of each of his five kids, from youngest to oldest. Plus, the revealing comments his kids made about their father and childhood (page 7).


President Trump, First Lady, And Son Barron Depart White House En Route To Mar-a-Lago For Weekend

Trump prides himself on being a good father. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald’s youngest son garners media attention as the only Trump kid who lives in the White House and the only child of Donald and his current wife, Melania. The president told People he has “always prided [himsef] on being a good father,” to Barron and the rest of his kids. Melania said the two have a relationship full of respect and love.

Donald shared a surprising fact about his youngest son: at just four years old he liked firing people as much as his father. In an interview with Larry King, Melania called Barron a “little Donald” and said he bossed everyone around the house.

Next: Don’t worry, we didn’t leave the ‘forgotten Trump’ off this list.

He’s proud of Tiffany … to a ‘lesser extent’

Tiffany Trump

Trump isn’t as proud of Tiffany? | Alex Wong/Getty Images

She was both the only one of Donald’s kids raised on the West Coast as well as the only adult child left out of the campaign. While some call Tiffany the “forgotten Trump,” we’re still left wondering what Donald thinks of her.

Until now, that is. Sure, Donald is impressed with Tiffany … just to a “lesser extent.” He told Fox & Friends how he’s “very proud, because Don and Eric and Ivanka and — you know, to a lesser extent ’cause she just got out of school, out of college — but, uh, Tiffany, who has also been so terrific. They work so hard.”

Next: Donald allegedly insulted this kid’s intelligence

He reportedly called Eric dumb

Eric Trump

Trump doesn’t seem close to his second son. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While Donald has called Eric “wonderful” and celebrated his children on Twitter, there is little out there to suggest the two are close. And, while he trusts him to run the family business, Donald doesn’t think highly of his sons … at least, not according to author Michael Wolff.

A passage in Wolff’s memoir about his time in the Trump White House read that the Trump sons “existed in an enforced infantile relationship with their father.” It also claimed Donald took pleasure claiming his sons “were in the back of the room when God handed out brains.”

Next: You’ve likely heard what Donald has to say about his oldest daughter.

He shares common interests with Ivanka

Trump has a history of cringe-worthy behavior with Ivanka. | Evan Agostini/Getty Images

If you don’t know Donald’s famous quote about his eldest daughter, just look up “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter…” and the internet will answer the rest. While we wish that weren’t the only instance, most of Donald’s comments about his daughter are uncomfortable, to say the least.

When asked what activities the father-daughter pair had in common, Ivanka stated “real estate or golf.” Donald grinned and replied, “Well, I was going to say sex, but I can’t relate that to her,” to which the audience groaned.

Next: The eldest son who got his name and his business.

Donald Jr. is a ‘high-quality person’

Trump has called his eldest son “a high-quality person.” | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The title of eldest son carries great responsibility and admiration. For some, like Donald Jr., you even inherit your father’s namesake. Donald Sr. has called his son many things including an “excellent speaker,” a “great kid,” and a “high-quality person.”

While we’re sure there is mutual love now, Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t so sure at 12-years-old. Vanity Fair reported he asked The Donald, “How can you say you love us? You don’t love us … don’t even love yourself. You just love your money,” at a young age.

Next: The interesting contrast of his comments to his daughters and his sons

Sons vs daughters

Donald Trump and family

Trump is critical of his daughters’ appearances. | Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

Where Donald primarily makes comments about his daughters’ appearances, he praises his sons’ work ethic and hunting skills. Romper suggested that while it’s tough to find even comment on his sons’ appearances, there are extensive quotes on his daughters’ looks.

Still, he expressed how proud he was of each of his kids (well, minus Tiffany … a bit). “I mean, they work so hard,” he told Fox & Friends.

Next: What Donald’s kids have to say about him.

Donald as a father

Trump raised his kids to be competitive with one another. | Ivanka Trump via Instagram

We’ve covered what Donald has said about his five kids, but what about their opinions of him? Don Jr. claimed he received a lot of the parental attention he needed from his grandfather during his childhood, and Donald Sr.’s opinion of fatherhood supported that. “The hardest thing for me about raising kids has been finding the time.”

They also find him uber-competitive. “We were sort of bred to be competitive,” Ivanka said. “Dad encourages it.” Eric agreed, claiming; “He would try to push me over, just so he could beat his 10-year-old son down the mountain.”

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