Donald Trump to attend Ivana’s funeral in Manhattan
New Yorkers find out about falling off the sting — or at the least residing on it.
I’m having a pedicure, manicured fingernails nonetheless moist, cranky canine barking — on his solution to the vet as a result of his paw hurts — and the telephone rings.
POTUS. No. 45. Donald Trump.
Not a enterprise telephone name. Easy. Fast. No political chat.
Two human beings who’ve lengthy shared life, loss of life, success, tragedies and been there for each other a lifetime.
DJT: “I’m right here. I’m in New York. I’m feeling OK. I had some relaxation. Somewhat sleep. However I’m unhappy.”
The voice, low.
“I’m simply considering how effectively you knew Ivana. You knew her very effectively. You knew her from the primary. From the very starting. From after I first met her. She was stunning. She was particular. I do know you and she or he preferred one another from the earliest day.”
Brief pause. Then, quietly: “She was excellent. Lovely in and out. We started all of it, our lives collectively, with such an incredible relationship.”
What does he bear in mind as one in all her biggest attributes?
Ivana Trump’s funeral is ready for Wednesday on the Higher East Facet.Brian Zak/NY Submit/MEGA
“That she was completely different. That she by no means gave up. Lovely, sure, however she was additionally a tough employee. Irrespective of how tough issues have been or how badly they regarded she by no means fell down. She went from communism to our lives collectively. She took nothing without any consideration.”
A second’s pause after which, since we had simply misplaced somebody who was so significant to us, I requested if he thought we have been about to additionally lose our nation.
Donald: “It’s horrible. We’ve by no means been at such a low level. That journey to Saudi Arabia? We have now extra oil than they’ve. This man in Washington is setting us all again. Setting all people again.””
“She was excellent. Lovely in and out,” Donald Trump mentioned of his ex-wife.Finest Picture / BACKGRID
A second’s pause, then: “Look, let’s us simply handle to get by means of this terrible painful expertise. And after this . . . simply bear in mind . . . simply bear in mind what I’m telling you . . . 78 shouldn’t be outdated.”
Assist the Military now
I’m considering New York at the moment.
Curtis Sliwa: “Service provider seaman 54 years, my father was usually laid off due to a strike. The Salvation Military gave seamen $2 every day so that they wouldn’t be grabbed by cops, charged with loitering and despatched away for six months. By no means tried to transform the seamen.
“Our meals and garments got here from the Salvation Military. And we discovered to bowl at their heart close to our Polish language Catholic college. They by no means tried to transform us.
Curtis Sliwa on the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan.Stephen Yang
“In Gary, Ind., and Manchester, NH, the Salvation Military donated house for me to coach Guardian Angels recruits — when no person else would.
“So attain into your pocket. Put your spare grow to be their purple kettle.”
This Forest Hills man owned a Honda. He purchased it second hand. The pandemic modified his world. So he determined to unload this outdated automobile. So he bought it. The brand new purchaser paid the precise quantity this dude had paid to purchase the used factor six years earlier.
Solely in New York, youngsters, solely in New York.