Maintaining a work-life balance is difficult for anyone who has a job. Adding kids into the mix often makes this even tougher, particularly on those who end up in the White House and were not always the most doting of dads. These are the presidential kids who were estranged from their parents.
Ever since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have been two of POTUS’ closest and most influential political advisors.
Meanwhile, upon taking office, President Trump had to legally divest himself of his business interests and left most of the control of the Trump Organization in the hands of his sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
However, that level of closeness and trust is a relatively late-breaking development. Donald Jr. wasn’t even in his teens when his father split from his mother, Ivana Trump, in the early ’90s.
The Trump kids were raised almost entirely by their mom, as well as her parents, who spent six months every year living with the family in the 50-room Trump Tower triplex Ivana got in the divorce.
As Trump Jr. explained to New York Magazine in 2003,
“My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus in life…So I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.”
In the fallout of the drama, a 12-year-old Trump Jr. pinned the blame for the divorce on his father and reportedly accused Trump Sr. of not loving his family.
Later, he and his younger siblings were sent off to boarding school, making the relationship between father and eldest son strained well into Trump Jr.’s early adulthood.
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