Ivana Thinks She Should Be Ambassador to Czech Republic

And she's not shedding any tears over not being first lady
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Ivana Thinks She Should Be Ambassador to Czech Republic
In this file photo, Donald Trump waves to reporters with his wife, Ivana, as they board their yacht "The Trump Princess" in New York.   (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Ivana Trump would approve of this article's headline. "I’m quite known all around the world. ... I’m known by the name Ivana. I really did not need the name Trump." So she tells the New York Post in an interview garnering attention thanks to this line: "I will suggest that I be ambassador for the Czech Republic." Yes, the 67-year-old Czech-speaker would like that role, though she's apparently not sad to have missed out on a much more high-profile one. When asked about being first lady herself, she replied, "I don't have envy for Melania [because she has] to start to pack the clothes and everything."

Further, "To be perfectly honest, I think probably the Trump Tower and my town house in New York is much better than the White House." The Washington Post reports the current US ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andy Schapiro, has been in place since August 2014. Were Donald Trump to nominate his ex-wife, she'd need to get the OK from the Senate. PBS explores what it takes to be a US ambassador, and this list from Mental Floss reveals Ivana would (nearly) follow in the footsteps of Shirley Temple Black, who served as ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Ghana. (The Czech Republic would like you to call it something else entirely.)

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