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Ivanka Trump may serve as first lady in place of Melania
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, looks out of an elevator as she arrives at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Ivanka Trump may serve as first lady in place of Melania

With Melania Trump not moving into the White House until after Barron Trump is finished with school, the position of first lady will be unfilled. So instead of leaving it open, President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump may fill the role.

Heat Street first noted that Ivanka seems set to fill the position.

It seems Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who was instrumental in his Presidential campaign, may be looking to fill the ceremonial role.

A piece by the New York Times revealed that Ivanka, like her father, is distancing herself from her role at Trump Corporation, where she serves as one of several Vice Presidents (along with her brother, Eric Trump).

Ivanka has been integral to Trump's campaign, and he has already let her sit in on the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

While some would consider it odd for a daughter to take the role of first lady, Trump would not be the first to select a woman other than his wife. Thomas Jefferson and Harry S Truman are both presidents who had their daughter's serve as first ladies. Emily Donelson, President Andrew Jackson's niece, served as Jackson's first lady since the President was widowed.

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