Ivanka Trump tried to 'rename' the First Lady's Office but Melania was not having it

According to an excerpt taken from a new book about Melania Trump, the extended Trump clan has not always enjoyed relations of total harmony.

In fact, alleges, writer Mary Jordan, Ivanka Trump and her stepmother have experienced open tension.

In The Art of Her Deal, a fresh examination of the first lady that attempts to unravel some of the mystery behind her, a telling episode over the name of a White House office has been revealed.

Published in theWashington Post, Jordan explains how in months after Donald Trump’s shock election victory, Melania and Ivanka were involved in a brief power struggle.

Melania famously remained in New York for several months after her husband moved to Washington, to allow her son, Barron, to finish the school year without disruption.

During this period, Jordan’s book alleges that she was also negotiating the financial security of her son and ensuring he got a fair share of inheritance if Trump did not return to running the Trump Organization, but instead passed it onto daughter Ivanka.

While Melania was in New York, Ivanka was setting up in the White House. And apparently she wanted to change a few things.

Jordan writes:

While Melania stayed in New York, Ivanka continued to establish herself in the West Wing, notorious for its cramped and limited working spaces. 

According to several people, she was eyeing real estate in the East Wing as well, the domain of the first lady. 

Among other proposals, Ivanka suggested renaming the “First Lady’s Office” the “First Family Office.” 

Melania did not allow that to happen. It was tradition, and she was not going to let her stepdaughter change it.

The book goes onto to reveal that Melania’s delay in moving saw budgets earmarked for the first lady’s office, instead diverted to the West Wing – and Ivanka.

Similarly, Ivanka also “enjoyed other White House perks” that led to comments that she “treated the private residence as if it were her own home”.

Melania reportedly did not like this and when she eventually moved in, she “put an end to the “revolving door” by enforcing firm boundaries”.

Of course, a White House spokesperson denied all claims made.

"This is totally false,” Judd Deere toldBusiness Insider.

The media is once again running untrue information from anonymous sources and not once did anyone fact check this with the White House or Ivanka Trump.

According to the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, Jordan had previously interviewed Melania but the White House declined all further requests to talk to her for the book or to respond to written questions.

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