Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump, dies aged 73
Ivana Trump, the ex-wife of former US president Donald Trump has passed away aged 73 and her death has sparked an online debate as "Wrong Trump" began to trend on Twitter.
Born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1949, Ivana went on to become a model, skier, and businesswoman who married Trump in 1971 and had three children with him, Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump before getting divorced in 1992 but remained on friendly terms since then.
So close in fact, that Mar-a-Lago resort was the venue for her wedding to fourth husband Rossano Rubicondi.
In a statement, Trump posted a tribute to his ex-wife on his social media platform Truth Social: "She was a wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children … She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!"
Police believe Ivana's death may have been accidental, according to Associated Press as sources say she was found unconscious near a staircase at her home in New York.
When the news broke of Ivana's passing, social media had a pretty divided reaction with many people tweeting their disappointment saying the "wrong Trump" died.
\u201cThe wrong Trump kicked the bucket.\u201d
— Mayo \ud83c\udf3b (@Mayo \ud83c\udf3b)
\u201cHey Universe. Wrong Trump.\u201d
— Jane of the North (@Jane of the North)
\u201cI see "Wrong Trump" trending. Not gonna lie\u2014I'd said that to my fam a few minutes earlier. I don't root for deaths. But exception can be made for an aspiring authoritarian with nary a decent bone in his body (who, for that matter, openly celebrated John McCain's death)\u201d
Even a God parody account (@TheTweetOfGod) got involved and said: "Everybody's telling me 'You took the wrong Trump.' Donald will be in hell soon enough. But first I want him in jail." This tweet has received over 20,000 likes.
\u201cEverybody's telling Me "You took the wrong Trump".\n\nDonald will be in hell soon enough. But first I want him in jail.\u201d
On the other hand, there were others who were disgusted with the "Wrong Trump" trend and slammed those who shared this kind of message.
Conservative commentator Todd Starnes described it as the "Democrats' Nasty Reaction to Ivana Trump's Death," in an article and added that those sending ill wishes to the 42 president had "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
\u201c\u2018WRONG TRUMP\u2019: Democrats\u2019 Nasty Reaction to Ivana Trump\u2019s Death\nhttps://t.co/FTCA3knPEd\u201d