Trump’s ex-wife Maples says she’s ready to run for vice president

Trump’s ex-wife Maples says she’s ready to run for vice president

Former President Donald Trump’s second ex-wife, Marla Maples, is set to take a more active role in her former husband’s recent third run for president.

She is even ready to accept Trump’s nomination for vice president if it is offered to her, she revealed in an interview with the Standarda British media outlet. Trump was married to Maples from 1993 to 1999.

“Somebody would have to ask my ex-husband,” she laughed when asked about Trump’s running mate. “I’m open. I’m open to any way I can serve. Right now, everybody (in the Trump family) is just looking to see how we can help.”

Maples has chosen not to participate in Trump’s previous campaigns, though she said she gave Tiffany Trump, the couple’s only child, strength in her role in 2016 when her father was running for president.

Maples rose to fame as Trump was divorcing his first wife, Ivana Trump, due to his affair with her. Since Maples’ divorce, she has reconciled with the former president and appeared at his daughter’s wedding to him and Melania Trump, his third wife.

“I’ve forgiven everything that happened in the past,” Maples said. “That’s a conversation Donald and I had: forgiving each other. Marriages are hard, especially when they’re portrayed in the media.”

The interview also touched on Trump’s trial and the trial of E. Jean Carroll for sexual abuse. Maples said she didn’t believe Carroll because Trump has always “made women throw themselves at him.” As for his Manhattan trial, Maples laughed.

“They love these sexy little stories,” she said. “We have a country that is falling apart. Our cities are not protected. How do we make people feel safe again? That’s more important than these lawsuits that don’t affect us today.”

She also said she gets her information from “conversations” and does not support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, saying instead that people should surround themselves with “happy people” as a cure for the virus.

“Joy keeps you alive and happy for a long time,” she said.

Trump’s family is known for not taking an active role in his campaigns, but Maples had never seemed to get involved until his recent attempt. His son, Barron, even made a rare appearance at a campaign rally on Tuesday.

If Maples does indeed run for vice president, she would join Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) among other candidates for the position. She has no known political experience.

Marla Maples, left, and Tiffany Trump are seen at Taoray Wang at Skylight Clarkson Square on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)


THE Washington Examiner reached out to the Trump campaign and Maples’ representatives but did not receive a response. Trump leads Biden 42.2% to 40.1% FiveThirtyEight by average of national polls as of Wednesday.

THE Standard summed up the interview by writing that Maples “may have left his last name behind in the ’90s, but he cut Marla Maples and his blood still runs with Trump.”