Inside Tiffany Trump’s strained relationship with dad: ‘They go months without speaking’

Tiffany Trump and her father, President Donald Trump, seem to be on something of a father-daughter reunion tour.

Tiffany told PEOPLE in 2016 that since she grew up with mom Marla maples Trump’s second wife, in California, visiting her father on her spring breaks from school became a tradition. “I still see him on spring breaks or for Easter, I’m always at Mar-a-Lago with the family,” the Georgetown Law school explained.

But insiders tell PEOPLE that behind the scenes, Tiffany’s already strained relationship with her father has hit new lows since he took office in January 2017, with the pair going months at a time without contact.tiffany-trump-2.jpg

“Since the inauguration, Tiffany and her father have sometimes gone for months without speaking and she went a very long time without seeing him,” a source close to Trump’s younger daughter says. “The last time she was at a family function with him, it was awkward for her and she didn’t feel totally welcome.”

Although Tiffany, 24, was rarely seen on the campaign trail — especially in comparison to her far more visible older half-siblings, Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric — she did make appearances with her father in the final days before the 2016 election and also spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in July.

The source tells PEOPLE that Trump and Tiffany’s time on the road included “bonding moments” that brought the father and daughter closer together — but that closeness was short-lived.

“They always had a strained relationship her whole life, and it got exacerbated by the presidency,” the source says. “It’s gotten much worse now.”

The White House did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Tiffany, Trump’s only child with second wife Marla Maples, also has a distant relationship with her older half-siblings, says another source, in part because of the drama that engulfed the family in the 1990s when the real estate mogul left first wife Ivana Trump for then-mistress Maples.

Tiffany’s last White House appearance before that was apparently almost a year ago, when she quietly attended an event supporting the Wounded Warriors Project. That outing also marked her first public appearance at the White House, and her first in Washington since her father’s inauguration in January 2017. Tiffany, half-brother Eric and his wife, Lara, flew to the nation’s capital together from New York City for the occasion. From there, all five of Trump’s children — Tiffany, Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr. and then-11-year-old Barron — joined him and wife Melania at Mar-a-Lago for a weekend getaway.

Source: PEOPLE

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