Ivana Trump has expressed an interest in taking a role under her ex-husband’s presidency.
Speaking to the New York Post on Sunday, the president-elect’s first wife said she would like to be appointed as the US ambassador for the Czech Republic.
“I will suggest that I be ambassador for the Czech Republic,” she said.
“[That] is where I’m from and my language and everybody knows me.”
Trump, a former model who left then-Czechoslovakia in 1973, was married to Donald Trump from 1977 to 1992.
The pair have three children together, Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric, who were all heavily involved in their father’s campaign.
Following the couple’s separation, Trump left her role in the Trump Organisation (she had been her husband’s “Vice President of Interior Design”) and went on to write a number of novels and release jewellery and clothing lines.
In 2010, she finished seventh on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
If appointed to the role, Trump will (bizarrely) not be the first celebrity to make a late-in-life career change towards representing the interests of the US in Prague: the late Shirley Temple was US ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992, after previously performing a three-year stint as the country’s ambassador to Ghana.
In her interview with the Post, Trump expressed relief that he ex-husband’s election campaign was over.
“I had the problems with The New York Times, who sued me to try to reopen my divorce documents from 26 years ago. And I’m not running for president of the United States. I’m just a citizen, and I have a right for privacy. I had enough of that,” she said.
She also provided a bit of an insight into what Donald Trump may be like as president, claiming he “only sleeps three hours a night” and doesn’t like travelling.
“Donald is like a good French wine. He doesn’t like to be moved and travelled,” she said. “The last 18 months, he travelled as much as he ever has in his life. Thank God he has his private plane, but still, it was brutal.”