Family feud: Melania Trump aide slams Ivana Trump’s ‘self-serving noise’

Will the real first lady please stand up?

Melania Trump's spokeswoman assailed Ivana Trump on Monday as a bitter ex after Ivana quipped in a television interview that she was the real first lady since she was the president's first wife.

"I have the direct number to White House," Ivana boasted in a Monday interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" about her relationship with the president. "But I’m not really going to call him there because Melania is there, and I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that, because I’m basically first Trump wife, OK? I’m first lady, OK?"

Melania Trump's aide took Ivana to task for the quip, calling her an attention-seeking ex-wife trying to sell books.

“Mrs. Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the president. She loves living in Washington, D.C., and is honored by her role as first lady of the United States," said Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's spokeswoman.

"She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books," Grisham said. "There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. Unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”

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American businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana smile as they attend a formal party, 1982. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1980: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Roy Cohn's birthday party in February 1980 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1982: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump are seen in December 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 10: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend 38th Annual Horatio Alger Awards Dinner on May 10, 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 10: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lord-Rosenthal Wedding Reception on June 10, 1987 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 28: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Lacroix Fashion Show on October 28, 1987 at the World Financial Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - 1987: Donald Trump, Diandra Douglas, Don King, Ivana Trump, and Michael Douglas attend a Trump Book Party in December 1987 at the Trump Tower in New York City. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump chat with actor Michael Douglas and his wife Diandra Luker at the Party to Celebrate Trump's Book 'The Art of the Deal' at The Atrium in Trump Tower on December 12, 1987 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1988: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attends the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament circa 1988 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Ivana (nee Zelnickova) and Donald Trump attend the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala, New York, New York, 1988. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 27: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend Tyson vs. Spinks Boxing Match on June 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK - 1989: Property developer Donald Trump and wife Ivana Trump with actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith attend a Police Athletic League event for Commisioner Benjamin Ward's Kids in 1989 in New York City, New York . (Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ivana Trump and Donald Trump during 1989 U.S. Open Celebrity Sightings - September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 9: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on September 9, 1989 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana Trump attend 8th annual 'Night of 100 Trees' to benefit the Cancer Research Institute at the Sheraton Center in December 1989 in New York, New York. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Scopus Awards Gala Honoring Merv Griffin on January 14, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 4: Ivana Trump and Donald Trump attend United Jewish Appeal Gala Honoring Steve Ross on February 4, 1990 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 9: Donald Trump and Ivana Trump attend Man of the Year Awards Honoring Lawrence Harvey on April 9, 1991 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, and Ivanka Trump (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Valentine's Day Birthday Party for Ivana Trump on February 12, 1998 at Chaos in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
382524 16: (ITALY OUT) Donald Trump, his girlfriend, Melania, Ivana Trump and her boyfriend, Roffredo Gaetani attend a benefit auction at Cipriani November 28, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #455504994 with alternate crop.) (L-R) Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska attend The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Ivana Trump was promoting her tell-all memoir "Raising Trump" in the interview, which delves into her tumultuous marriage to the president from 1977 to 1992 and their messy divorce, which became front-page tabloid fodder.

This wasn't the first time Ivana weighed in on her ex-husband's presidency.

She told Time magazine in an interview published Sunday that she could restore order in the White House in two weeks.

“Could I straighten out the White House in 14 days?” she said. “Of course."

On CBS' "Sunday Morning" this week, she discussed talking regularly with the president and said he asked her if he should keep up his Twitter habit.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
US First Lady Melania Trump with France's First Lady Brigitte Trogneux during the second day of G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily in Taormina, Italy on May 27, 2017. (Photo by Gabriele Maricchiolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 04: First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump exit the residence to attend a reception at Ford's Theatre on June 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. first lady Melania Trump introduces her husband President Donald Trump as he rallies with service members at Sigonella Air Force Base at Naval Air Station Sigonella at the end of Trump's participation in the G7 summit in Sicily, Italy May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) visits the Queen Fabiola children's hospital, on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, on May 25, 2017 in Brussels. US President Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders for the first time with the US president set to press nervous allies to do more on terrorism after the Manchester bombing. / AFP PHOTO / BELGA / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump depart the White House to embark on a trip to the Middle East and Europe, in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. first lady Melania Trump reads the children's book "Party Animals" at the 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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"I said: 'I think you should tweet. It's a new way, a new technology,'" she said. "And if you want to get your words across rightly, without telling The New York Times, which is going to twist every single word of yours, this is how you get your message out."

She also claimed the president had offered her the U.S. ambassadorship to the Czech Republic, but she declined because "I like my freedom."

Ivana, a former model born in Czechoslovakia, and the president had three children: Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. The pair divorced in 1992 after it was reported that he was having an affair with another model, Marla Maples.

The president married Maples in 1993; they had one child, Tiffany Trump. They divorced in 1999.

Melania and the president wed in 2005 and have one child, Barron. The first lady, born in Slovenia, has pledge to tackle cyberbullying as one of her causes. 

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