She’s still daddy’s little girl.
Donald Trump may have exploded at his Manhattan civil fraud trial this week, but he’s really “pissed” that daughter Ivanka Trump is next to be dragged in to testify in the case.
Ivanka, 42, is slated to take the stand on Wednesday as the state’s final witness after legal attempts by the mother-of-three and her dad to keep her out of the courtroom failed.
A source familiar with the Trump family told Page Six, “What you aren’t hearing in court is how upset and agitated [Donald Trump] is that his children have been dragged into court. He feels it’s another move to upset him. He’s pissed.”
The source elaborated, “This is causing problems with Ivanka who has worked hard to stay under the radar for last two-ish years, and is bracing herself for the press and paparazzi who will pounce on her at court.”
Page Six has previously reported that Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, stepped back from public life after being White House advisors and have been focusing on their family in Miami, Fla., instead.
Our source told us of Donald, “He sympathizes with [Ivanka’s] feelings because of how it affects her life in Miami… Ivanka wants zero [public] attention, and now she’s being thrust back into the spotlight and Trump is upset that this is happening to her.”
Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, have already taken the stand in the case, and Trump himself testified on Monday.
“He knows Don Jr. and Eric can handle the heat and fight back,” said the insider of Trump, adding that since his eldest daughter has stepped away from politics, “Ivanka is more vulnerable.”
But another source said Ivanka is a fighter, telling us, “She’s tough … this isn’t her first rodeo with this stuff. She’s lived a more private life, and this is more of an annoying thing. She’ll do what she needs to do and go back to Miami.”
Ivanka has recently been on the Hollywood social scene: She attended Kim Kardashian’s 43rd birthday party in LA last month and rubbed shoulders with guests including Jeff Bezos’ fiancée Lauren Sánchez.
She also recently celebrated her 42nd birthday in Florida with loved ones.
Ivanka was originally named as a defendant in New York Attorney General Leticia James’ $250 million lawsuit against her dad and the Trump Organization, but she was dismissed as a defendant by a state appeals court in June.
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Her lawyers then argued that the former First Daughter shouldn’t be forced to testify after the appeals ruling. Her father’s attorneys have said prosecutors unfairly want Ivanka to be a witness to have a “circus day” in court.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron previously made the decision requiring Ivanka appearance after hearing arguments from defense lawyers on why she shouldn’t be forced to testify.
Donald is accused of lying about his financial worth to enrich himself in his business dealings. He has denied the allegations, and he even exploded during his testimony by declaring, “The fraud is on the court, not on me.”
Either way, the first source said of Trump, 77, that during the trial, “he feels he’s making his points with the public and tells everyone around him that whatever happens will be overturned in a higher court. But what he talks about most is that the polls show him beating [President] Biden” in a potential 2024 election showdown.
Reps did not comment.