Fact check: A viral tweet about Ivana Trump's sons birthright citizenship.

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Denizen Grimes, a film critic posted a tweet about the the birth right citizenship of the first lady of the U.S. , he claimed the following:

Denizcan Grimes on Twitter

Ivana Trump wasn’t a US citizen until 1988. She gave birth to Don Jr in 1977, Ivanka in 1981, and Eric in 1984. Let’s cancel their birthright citizenship first.

Claim1 : 

” Ivana Trump wasn’t a US citizen until 1988″

Fact Check 1 : True. 

This claim is true according to an edition of Lewiston Journal, that has been published on May 27, 1988.  

A CNN report about Trump’s immigrant wives mentioned that ” She [Ivana] and Trump married in 1977, but she didn’t become an American citizen for another 11 years”.

Claim 2: 

” She gave birth to Don Jr in 1977, Ivanka in 1981, and Eric in 1984.”


Fact check 2:


Overall Claim:

“Let’s cancel their birthright citizenship first.”

The tweet suggests that if the forthcoming changes in US policy towards birthright citizenship were in place at the time, Ivana’s children would not have been made US citizens at the time of their birth.

Overall Fact Check: Unknown

Until the details of the expected Executive Order impacting US handling of birthright citizenship are known, this claim cannot be verified.

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