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“Entitled” Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump try unsuccessfully to get free hairstyling for inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump’s first wife, Marla Maples, and second-born daughter, Tiffany Trump, tried to get $ 300 worth of free hairstyling for this week’s inauguration in exchange for “exposure,” according to The Washington Post.

“I was stunned,” freelance stylist Tricia Kelly told The Post. “I told them . . . I work for a fee, not for free.”

Maples et al. — whom Kelly described as “entitled” — found out the hard way that she didn’t particularly want whatever “exposure” the gig would’ve offered: “For starters, she typically shuns such exposure of her work with political types, so as not to appear partisan, since her clients include prominent Republicans and Democrats.”

“There are people who make far less than they do who pay full price,” she added. “People on staff — the incoming White House and the outgoing one — pay full price. It seemed like they were trying to see how much they could get for free based on their names.”

Upon finding out that Kelly had refused to offer her services for free, an intermediary who’d initially gotten her in touch with Maples started sending her “ominous messages,” saying, “You are messing with the president of the United States.” It remains to be seen whether Maples intended for Trump to personally involved, and, if so, how much clout he could possibly have.

The intermediary also noted that Maples was “worried about her financial situation with Tiffany out of college, ending child-support payments from the president-elect,” according to The Post.

The client told Kelly that Maples “is used to a certain lifestyle and you don’t understand that.”

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

Brendan Gauthier.

Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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