— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 5, 2017
President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, both have prominent — if ambiguous — roles in the current administration. And now, another Trump family member is claiming that she too could have been part of the team, if she wanted.
In an excerpt of an interview set to air on CBS Sunday Morning this week, Ivana Trump — the President’s first wife — claims that her ex offered her the job of Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
“I was just offered to be the American ambassador to Czech Republic,” Ivana said (the comment is in a portion of the interview not included in the clip above, but transcribed via CNN). “And Donald told me, he said, ‘Ivana, if you want it, I give it to you,'”
Ivana said she turned down the appointment because of the constraints the job would have placed on her time.
“I like my freedom,” she said. “I like to do what I want to do, go wherever I want to go with whomever I want to go.”
The President’s first wife says that Donald is still a big part of her life. And she claims to be an influence on him as well. To wit, Ivana claims that she’s the one who deserves the credit (or blame, depending on your viewpoint) for her ex-husband’s Twitter habit.
“I said, ‘I think you should tweet, It’s a new way, a new technology. And if you want to get your words across rightly, without telling The New York Times, which is going to twist every single word of yours, this is how you get your message out,’”
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