Tiffany Trump files for legal name change
MANHATTAN -- On Friday, Tiffany Trump, the estranged youngest daughter of failed former GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, filed a petition in New York District Court to legally change her name.
In court papers, Ms. Trump, who's currently enrolled as a student at Georgetown Law School, complains that since President Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated her father by 3 million votes in November's election, her famous last name has become "an unbearable burden," one that's adversely affecting her employment opportunities.
"It's like a stench that follows me wherever I go," she writes in her statement. "I try to get away from it, but whether I'm in New York, Chicago, or Las Vegas, people look at me with disgust. When they see me, they don't see me, Tiffany, a best-selling childhood memoirist. They just see 'TRUMP,' a name that has come to connote corruption, treason, rape, bankruptcy, cheating, and total classlessness," she said.
"I look up, and it’s there, T-R-U-M-P, plastered in ostentatious gold letters right in front of my fucking face, just like when I was a kid visiting my dad's tacky gilded mausoleums in Manhattan,” she said.
Tiffany's plight is evoking sympathy in many quarters.
“It’s really a terrible thing,” noted D.C. resident Albert Harvey Oswald, “I can’t fathom the pain of having a name like that. I might take "Shkreli," "Shitbag," or "Mussolini" before I take "Trump."”
“I think it’s a courageous thing that she's doing,” said Andrew Madoff, the son of Bernie Madoff. “I can’t begin to imagine her pain.”
According to her lawyer, Tiffany Trump is leaning towards choosing a more conventional, low-profile last name like "Smith" or "Jefferson," but she hasn't ruled out taking a more respectable “power-family” last name like "Rodham" or “Clinton.”