Washington: Since the finalization of her divorce with Donald Trump in 1992, Ivana Trump has hosted a dating reality show, authored a self-help book on coping with divorce and even made a cameo in the 1996 comedy “The First Wives Club,” where she famously advised, “Don’t get mad, get everything.”
Now, the president-elect’s ex-wife wants to add another title to her resume: ambassador to the Czech Republic, where she was born in 1949 when the country was still known as Czechoslovakia.
Ivana Trump, 67, suggested in an interview with the New York Post that her former husband should appoint her as the U.S. ambassador to her home county. She said she speaks Czech and is well known in her home country – and around the world.
“I have written three books, and they were translated in 40 countries in 25 languages,” she said. “I’m known by the name Ivana. I really did not need the name Trump.”
Donald Trump has already given positions to his family members, naming daughter Ivanka, sons Eric and Donald Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner to the executive committee of his transition team on Saturday.
If appointed, Ivana Trump would replace the current U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andy Schapiro, who has held the post since August 2014. The United States has sent an ambassador to the country since 1993, when Czechoslovakia dissolved into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
In her interview with the New York Post, Ivana Trump opened up about other topics, including being sued by the New York Times as the paper sought to obtain her divorce documents to “find some kind of dirt on Donald.”
“I’m not running for president of the United States,” she said. “I’m just a citizen, and I have a right for privacy. I had enough of that.”
She said she is “ready” for her ex-husband to take office, noting that the campaign was tough for him because he “doesn’t like to be moved and traveled.”
“The last 18 months, he traveled as much as he ever has in his life,” she said. “Thank God he has his private plane, but still, it was brutal. It’s not going to get any better; it will get worse in the White House.”