Because I am fascinated with child roles in narcissistic families, this video was interesting to me. I’ve suspected for awhile that Tiffany (the daughter of Trump and Marla Maples, his only American-born wife) is the scapegoat among Trump’s children. He never talks about her, seems distant from her, and doesn’t seem to idealize her the way he does his other children, particularly Ivanka, who is obviously the golden child.
This video explains more. Trump admits himself that physical appearance is extremely important to him, and he’s disappointed in Tiffany’s appearance. Tiffany also isn’t a successful businessperson like the rest of his adult children. She tried to make it as a singer instead, but things didn’t go well for her and she didn’t get a recording contract.
What I find extremely disturbing is the way he sexualizes his daughters. In this video, Trump is shown being interviewed about the infant Tiffany, and he talks about her legs in a suggestive way, and later jokes about her “inner beauty” not being as important as what’s on the outside. Even Tiffany’s siblings admit that Ivanka is obviously Trump’s favorite child. I don’t think that’s news to anyone, but could Tiffany actually be the scapegoat? Most families like this have one. I think she could be it.
Ironically, of all the children, Tiffany seems the most normal acting, humble, and well adjusted. She looks and speaks like a down to earth girl who just got out of college. So, even though she may be Donald’s scapegoat or at least his least favorite child, Tiffany wasn’t raised by him, like the others. She was raised by her mother instead, so she probably wasn’t exposed to Donald’s malignant narcissism as much as the others were. So she’s probably the most emotionally healthy.