Trump team: No decisions on WH space for Ivanka

A spokesperson for President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back on a report that Ivanka Trump will get an office in the space typically reserved for the first lady.

“This is false. No decisions regarding Ivanka’s involvement have been made,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill on Wednesday.
CNN’s Lisa Miranda tweeted the news earlier Wednesday, citing a report by CNN’s Sara Murray, who covered Trump on the campaign trail.

Instead of moving into the White House in January, the incoming first lady, Melania Trump, will continue to live in New York City with her son Barron as he finishes the school year.

{mosads}Some have speculated that Ivanka, one of the president-elect’s daughters, will fill a role similar to first lady’s during her father’s presidency. The New York Times reported this month that she may be one of the most powerful first daughters in history.

In early December, she met with former Vice President Al Gore, a prominent climate change activist, at Trump Tower in New York City. The first daughter reportedly plans to make global warming one of her main issues.

Trump has said he’d “love” to have Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, involved in his administration.

“If you look at Ivanka — she’s so strongly, as you know, into the women’s issues and childcare, … nobody could do better than her,” Trump said earlier this month.

He announced in two tweets earlier this week that his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, “plus executives” will take over his businesses before the inauguration.

But Trump canceled a press conference scheduled for Thursday where he would have discussed details of his plan for transitioning his businesses. 

The tweets did not include information on Ivanka’s relationship to his businesses moving forward.

Updated: 5:28 p.m.

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