Will Ivanka Trump play the role of first lady for the inaugural year of Donald Trump’s presidency?
As his wife Melania is set to stay in New York for the first year of Trump’s term so that their son Barron can complete school, Ivanka may step in to fill the role, Heat Street reported.
The New York Times revealed that Trump’s eldest daughter is distancing herself from her father’s company, where she serves as one of the vice presidents, and is apparently also looking for a new CEO to take the reins of her clothing and accessories company so she can transition into a role in the Trump White House.
She and her husband Jared Kushner, who the president-elect leans on as an advisor, have recently been spotted looking for a new house in the D.C. area, according to US Weekly.
Ivanka was also spotted with her father when they met Al Gore and the Japanese prime minister since the election.
These actions and reports fly in the face of a “60 Minutes” interview where she said she didn’t want to have an official position in the Trump administration.
“I’m going to be a daughter,” she said. “But I’ve said throughout the campaign that I am very passionate about certain issues. And that I want to fight for them.… So, you know there are a lot of things that I feel deeply, strongly about. But not in a formal administrative capacity.”
If nothing else, the Trumps have speculation running wild.
Heat Street noted that while Ivanka possibly taking the first lady role might not be traditional, it would not be unprecedented, as the daughters of Thomas Jefferson and Harry S. Truman also played the role.
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