“He hates to be a loser, that I’m sure of,” the president’s first ex-wife says, “but if he loses, he loses”
For the record, President Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump is sick of all of this too.
“I just want this whole thing to be over with, one way or the other,” Ivana, 71, tells PEOPLE. “I really don’t care.”
Trump, 74, has insisted that he won’t personally accept the results of the presidential election in which he was defeated by Joe Biden and he has said he would mount a series of legal challenges in the states where he lost, such as Nevada and Pennsylvania
Without evidence, the president has argued the 2020 contest was “stolen” from him and that the votes for Biden were fraudulent, echoing claims he has made about other elections going back years.
“He’s not a good loser,” says Ivana, the president’s first wife and mother of his three oldest children. “He doesn’t like to lose, so he’s going to fight and fight and fight.”
While some Republicans have echoed Trump’s allegations of wrongdoing, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s election was recognised by former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
Sen. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, likewise sent his congratulations.
Other leading conservatives have made more vague statements about the importance of investigating any serious allegation of fraud.