Since this story was first reported, it’s taken a number of twists. One of them is that the story of Ivanka Trump acting as First Lady has been refuted by the Trump transition team. The other is that a reporter from Politico has been fired for her on scene tweet about the report.
First the axing: Reporter Julia Ioffe has been fired by Politico after she suggested on Twitter that President-elect Donald Trump is having sex with his daughter Ivanka.
Here’s her tweet:
Damn! tell us how feel, Julia. On the other hand, too bad you did ’cause now you’re unemployed. 🙁
On the other hand a spokesperson for President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back on the 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
Here’s what we originally reported …
*It looks like Michelle Obama’s First Lady office in the White House will have a different title when the incoming administration takes over in January.
According to CNN, Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, will get a White House office in an area typically reserved for the first lady. However, her new official title has yet to be announced by the Trump transition team.
Via @SaraMurray: Ivanka Trump to get office in same space reserved for First Lady in WH; Ivanka’s title still TBD, per transition source
— Lisa Mirando (@LisaMirandoCNN) December 14, 2016
The actual incoming first lady, Melania Trump, will reportedly stay in New York City with her son Barron while he finishes the school year.
According to CNN’s Sara Murray, who covered President-elect Donald Trump on the campaign trail, Ivanka will set up shop in the first lady’s office digs.
Via The Hill:
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.