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Trump's Tweet May Have Signaled First Lady Role for Ivanka

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By    |   Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 11:21 AM

President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump may act in the traditional First Lady role rather than the real estate mogul's wife, Melania.

Trump announced in a tweet Monday that he will hand control of his businesses over to his two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, but did not mention Ivanka, despite the fact that she's currently executive vice president of development and acquisitions in the Trump Organization.

Ivanka, who also owns her own fashion line, and her husband, Jared Kushner, are currently looking for a house in Washington, D.C.

Kushner is expected to serve as an adviser to Trump in his administration, despite some controversy over nepotism laws. Ivanka stated in the Trump family's "60 Minutes" interview that she wasn't planning on taking a job in the 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.

"Wage equality, childcare. These are things that are very important to me. I'm very passionate about education. Really promoting more opportunities for women. So, you know there are a lot of things that I feel deeply, strongly about. But not in a formal administrative capacity."

Melania Trump plans to stay in New York City until the end of the school year of their son, Barron, but she's frequently absent from significant events in Trump's campaign. Trump announced his choice of running mate with Ivanka by his side, not Melania.

More recently, Ivanka sat in on her father's meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and listened in on Trump's phone call with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri.

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