MELANIA TRUMP III
WILL IVANKA DEPOSE MELANIA IN THE WHITE HOUSE AS A SURROGATE FIRST LADY
Two most impressive women populate President Donald Trump’s inner circle – Melania Trump, his wife of twelve years and Ivanka Trump Kushner, his 35 year old daughter and ‘favorite child.’
Mrs. Trump famously elected to remain at her home in New York City’s Trump Tower, at least until their son Barron completes his school year in June. Only then she may take up residence in the White House. Meanwhile, Ivanka has moved to Washington D.C. Her husband Jared Kushner was appointed Senior Advisor to the president, and in accomplishing his responsibilities, frequents the Oval Office many times each day.
Moreover, it was widely reported that Ivanka was an important advisor to her father during his presidential campaign. At the 2016 Republican Convention, Ivanka had the honor of introducing her father to the audience. In contrast, Melania’s convention speech was relegated to its opening night.
Melania has been described as shy and not especially interested in politics. On the other hand, Ivanka is not; she successfully managed her own fashion business. Her convention speech, in addition to welcoming the nominee, also had political overtones with her passionate espousal for increased child care.
President Trump’s First Lady so far has deferred her White House social hostess duties; her only appearance there since the inauguration was as escort to Mrs. Netanyahu while the Israeli Prime Minister met with the American President. However, Melania did serve as hostess to the wife of the Japanese Prime Minister when they visited the Trumps in Florida.
Conversely, Ivanka was publicly photographed with the president at least twice. Once when she accompanied the president to Dover Air Force Base to receive the remains of a special forces soldier killed in action. The second, when she joined Donald Trump at a private dinner at the Trump Washington Hotel; other guests were her husband, the Governor of Florida, and Nigel Farage, the British politician. Melania remained in Manhattan.
Because of geography and a shared interest in politics, Ivanka may be a Surrogate First Lady, at least temporarily. What will happen when young Barron Trump completes his school year remains to be seen. Stay tuned.