Donald Trump's hostile tweets against President Barack Obama apparently got so out of hand before the election that his children pleaded with him to stop.
According to the New York Daily News, Trump’s adult children from his first marriage, Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., intervened and held a meeting with their father at his Manhattan office in October.
"They showed a lot of respect, but told him he’s worked too long and too hard to build up the reputation he has. They understand completely he’s always been outspoken and that he likes attention, but this is too much," a source told the Daily News.
Trump’s rep denies the meeting ever took place. If it did, it was clearly ineffective, as following Obama’s re-election, Trump tweeted, “Our country is now in serious and unprecendented trouble ... like never before.”
Trump’s children are not the only people who are tired of his rants.
Brian Williams dissed and dismissed Trump on Election Night.
The anchor of NBC Nightly News said during his coverage of the election, “Donald Trump, who has driven well past the last exit to relevance and peered into something closer to irresponsible here, is tweeting tonight.”
Trump is certainly not new to controversy, after he offered Obama $5 million last month to reveal his passport applications and college transcripts by a specific date.
Following the announcement, Obama joked about the offer while on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.
“This all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya," Obama said. "We had constant run-ins on the soccer fields. He wasn't very good and resented it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over."
After Hurricane Sandy, Trump extended his deadline, and then accused Obama of using the superstorm to “buy” votes.
“Hurricane is good luck for Obama again -- he will buy the election by handing out billions of dollars,” Trump wrote on Facebook. “Not only giving out money, but Obama will be seen today standing in water and rain like he is a real President -- don't fall for it.”
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...