President Donald Trump's Former Wife Ivana Trump says "Donald's 'Definitely Not Racist' But He Is 'A Stable Genius'

President Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump said Monday that she remains good friends with the former businessman, denying claims he is at all "racist."
On "Good Morning Britain," host Piers Morgan asked Ivana if she's ever heard him say anything that could "be construed as racist."

Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.
"Is he a racist?" Morgan asked.
"I don't think Donald's racist at all. Sometimes he says these things which are silly or [that] he doesn't really mean," she said. "But he's definitely not racist."
When asked why the president would tweet things that are controversial, Ms. Trump, 68, quipped, "who knows."
"He's not going to change. I think the tweeting is not actually a bad idea. The press changes every word you say, and they twist it," Ms. Trump said. "[Tweets] come from his mouth."
Regarding claims the president has been abusive or acted in an untoward manner toward women, Ms. Trump said she was "treated fantastic" when she was married to him from 1977 to 1992.

"I never had a problem. [Donald] was always polite," she said. "During the divorce it was nasty because the lawyers got involved."
Ivana said that following the divorce, she and Donald reconnected and became good friends once again.

She said she still talks to him on occasion, mostly about family and vacations, adding that she is well aware of the dynamic her contact with him could create with the president's current wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
"If it would be me in Melania's place, I would not really like it - the ex-wife calling my husband," she said.
Remarking on a much-criticized tweet in which Donald Trump called himself a "stable genius," Ivana Trump echoed the sentiment.

....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star..... President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!

“I don’t think Donald is going to do anything irrational. He is a stable genius, definitely," she said.

Newly Sworn In New Jersey Governor Plans to Establish Agency for 'Defensive Protection' of Illegal Immigrants

When former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy takes office as New Jersey's next governor, he plans to establish a state agency geared toward aiding undocumented immigrants, the Washington Post reported.
Murphy, a Democrat who held the ambassador post under President Barack Obama after several years as a Goldman Sachs executive, said the agency would be called the Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection.
Murphy previously vowed to make New Jersey a sanctuary state if President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
"DREAMers... are every bit as American as my four kids," he said at a debate with outgoing Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) in Newark.
"We will stand up to this president. If need be, we will be a sanctuary not just city but state. This is America... Mr. President, not in the state of New Jersey," he said at the time.
Honored to be sworn in as the new Governor of this great state in just a few short days. Together, we will build a stronger and fairer New Jersey for all.
Murphy told the Post the new agency will be an office that undocumented immigrants could "call with questions about their status."
"The rumors that swirl around communities are extraordinary, and it’s literally hard to get, particularly if you’re undocumented, the right answer to your question. That’s when people go back into the shadows," he said.
Murphy added that he thought the term "sanctuary" had become tainted as a political "buzzword" - saying he preferred the term "welcoming."
The Post reported Murphy supports offering state identification, driver's licenses and education-related financial aid to illegal immigrants.
Salvadorean immigrants came to New Jersey and the U.S. seeking refuge - they’ve become our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Ending TPS for Salvadoreans will tear apart families and do nothing to make our communities safer.
He said he also supports legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage, adding that he wants the Garden State to become a "progressive beacon."
His long-held opposition to the Trump agenda gained him headlines for comparing the New Yorker's presidency to Germany in the 1920s and opposing the tax reform bill.
Asked why he hasn't moderated from his left-wing views since his election against outgoing Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy, Murphy responded, "Let me tell you the secret. I believed what I said in the primary."

Murphy official takes office in Trenton on Tuesday.