Ivana Says Trump Offered Her Czech Ambassadorship

Ex-wife also says she was the one who encouraged him to use Twitter
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2017 12:30 PM CDT
Ivana Encouraged Trump to Use Twitter
In this May 9, 2016, photo, Ivana Trump, ex-wife of President Trump, attends the Fashion Institute of Technology annual gala in New York.   (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)

Whether you love or loathe President Trump's tweeting, we now know where credit belongs for the presidential Twitter account. "I said, 'I think you should tweet ... if you want to get your words across rightly, without telling the New York Times, which is going to twist every single word of yours, this is how you get your message out,'" the Hill quotes Ivana Trump as saying in an interview airing Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning. The president's first wife, for her part, thinks his tweeting is good. "Well, it's a tweeting president," Ivana Trump says. "This is his new way, how to put the message across."

Ivana Trump, who says she still talks to her ex once a week or so, also says he offered her the ambassadorship to the Czech Republic, where she's originally from, CNN reports. She says she turned him down to maintain her freedom. "OK, why would I go and say bye-bye to Miami in the winter, bye-bye to Saint-Tropez in the summer, and bye-bye to spring and fall in New York? I have a perfect life," she says. Donald and Ivana married in 1977 and divorced in 1992 after his affair with Marla Maples. The full interview with Ivana Trump includes her thoughts on Maples, Melania Trump, and her new advice book for parents, per CBS News. (More Ivana Trump stories.)

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