Presidential Transition: Who Will Take The First Lady Position? Will It Be Ivanka Trump Or Melania Trump? Who Decides?

By Archer Ferguson - 22 Dec '16 20:34PM
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  • (Photo : Mark Wilson/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump stand on stage during Republican president-elect Donald Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States.

The Electoral College finally concluded the confirmation of Donald Trump's election as US President. In turns, it makes Ivanka Trump a different league of criticism.

Over six weeks ago, when the popular election resulted in their favor, the Presidential transition came to the spotlight preparing everything not just for the nation but for the Trump Family ready for the next chapters of their lives.

The soon-to-be United States First Lady Melania Trump confirmed her decision not to live with Donald Trump, a breaking tradition for a Presidential spouse to reside in the White House. At that point, media turns its head that Ivanka Trump will take over the role as the nation's First Lady.

The 35-year old Presidential daughter supported her father throughout the campaign compared to Melania. She is also Donald Trump's eldest daughter from his first wife. During the transition, Ivanka took an advantage role in diplomacy like the former First Ladies of the United States.

Melania Trump never had the time to face foreign dignitaries since the election of 2016. The United State Constitution did not specifically define the position of a First Lady of the country. In fact, it is more of a traditional phase that a wife or a daughter of a President take that position.

Michelle Obama And Melania Trump. Oprah Winfrey had a special Christmas show with First Lady Michelle Obama. On the interview, Obama revealed her thoughts of Melania Trump saying, "My offer to Melania was, 'You really don't know what you don't know until you're here, so the door's open,' as I've told her and as Laura Bush told me."

The First Lady Obama assured Melania that her doors are open. "I'm modeling what was done for me by the Bush," Obama said. She added, "Laura Bush was nothing but gracious and helpful, and her team was right there for my team all throughout this entire eight-year process."

However, the First Lady missed considering if her doors are open to Ivanka Trump since it is speculated that she will be the next US Firs Lady. The interview is set to air on CBS Monday evening.

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