Why Tiffany Trump Never Joined the Peace Corps, and Other Insults

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67)

From the Daily Kos

Reporter Gabriel Sherman obtained a copy of the 1993 prenuptial agreement between Donald Trump and Marla Maples, the woman he left his first wife, Ivana, for after publicly dating Marla Maples while still married. That affair resulted in Tiffany Trump, whose child support was considered in the agreement. There are several interesting items to unpack in this agreement, including the near-universal acknowledgement that Trump inflated his net worth for the agreement, but let’s start with the most eyebrow-raising: the child support terms for Tiffany Trump.

More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps. 

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dick Lipez (Ethiopia 1962-64)

Dick writes, “One of the summer thrillers I’m reviewing is Adrian McKinty’s The Chain,  about a series of child kidnappings.  On page 29, the heroine, Rachel O’Neill, tells herself, “Let’s face it, you’re a loser….  Thirty-five and you’re starting your first real job?  What have you been doing all this time?  All that potential wasted.  The Peace Corps?  Nobody joins the Peace Corps.”


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  • Reading this, it reminds me of the old wisdom: “For rich men, there are only two kinds of women. Those they pay to stay. And second, those they pay to stay away”. I think that the original, Ivana, may have been an exception to that wisdom. John T

  • Sometimes I think the only successful negotiation the present occupant ever did was to divorce two wives and keep most of his money. He certainly treats our allies as if they were “difficult ex-spouses”. However, the child support agreement leaves me puzzled. He agrees to discontinue all child support when his daughter reaches 21, but most students are 21 during their senior year in college. So what impact would that have on her college career? Also, it is not just Peace Corps, but the military or a full-time job. Evidently if she receives money from some other source, he stops child support.

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