Brandon Morse Jan 18, 2017 6:40 pm
In December, TheBlaze reported of the rumors and evidence that suggested that in place of Melania Trump being first lady, the position would instead be filled by Trump’s first born daughter, Ivanka Trump.
These rumors have been exacerbated, if not borderline confirmed by a recent one hour meeting between First Lady Michelle Obama and Ivanka Trump, according to Daily Mail.
Melania is also confirmed to be staying behind in New York, only to move to Washington later this year as Barron Trump finishes school.Speaking to Ainsley Earhardt for an interview that aired this morning on Fox & Friends, Trump was talking about how he planned to thank President Obama and Michelle in the opening lines of his inauguration day speech for spending so much time talking to him and his family.
While Melania Trump’s meeting with Michelle Obama was highly publicized, Trump revealed that Ivanka had spoken to the outgoing FLOTUS too.
‘Ivanka, the other day, spoke to her,’ said the president-elect. ‘The conversation was going to be a quick conversation – it lasted an hour.’
Ivanka Trump has also been very active on certain issues including environmental policy and climate change. In early December, we reported that Ivanka was to be President-elect Trump’s “climate czar,” and met with such figures as former Vice President Al Gore, and climate advocate and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ivanka has also been active on urging congress to act on child care legislation, agreeing with her father that families earning less than $500,000 should have tax-free accounts used toward helping raise children.
The biggest clue that Ivanka will be taking the position, however, comes in the announcement of her departure from both the Trump Organization, as well as her own fashion label over a Facebook post on her public page after the president-elect’s press conference last week.
If Ivanka does take on the First Lady role, she will not be the first woman not married to the president to do so. Both Thomas Jefferson and Harry S Truman had their daughters serve as “hostess” in lieu of wives.