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First Mother? Ivana Trump raises the possibility of her daughter Ivanka's presidency

Ivana and Donald Trump at a party in the early 1980s
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Melinda Barton | 12 October, 2017, 14:40

"Maybe in fifteen years", Ivana Trump suggested of Ivanka's possible presidential bid in her new book "Raising Trump".

But she turned it down because she already has the "perfect life", which includes jaunts to Saint-Tropez, and winters in Miami.

In her new book, Raising Trump, out Tuesday, Ivana recounts how she's rejected all of Maples' public apologies for the actress' headline-making affair with Trump in the mid-1990s that ultimately broke up his first marriage to Ivana.

Despite the couple splitting apart roughly 25 years ago, Ivana has still maintained a close relationship with her children Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka - who she says she is "very proud [of]". Watching their campaign work caused her to write this new book, she added.

"Raising Trump" is set to be released next week. The Associated Press obtained an early copy. Ivanka Trump told Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2016 when asked if she'd consider running for office. "I couldn't turn on the television without hearing my name". She writes that they speak about once a week and that she encourages him to keep using Twitter.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the ambassadorship post.

Much of the book is spent recounting Ivana Trump's childhood in Europe, her burgeoning modeling career in NY and Trump's courtship. He paid the check and chauffeured her back to her hotel.

"My instincts told me that Donald was smart and amusing", Ivana Trump writes.

Ivana also criticizes Maples' stint a year ago as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, which Trump's first wife called a "disgrace".

For Trump and Ivana, things fell apart after it was revealed that the now-president was cheating on her with Marla Maples - who she seems to still have bad blood with.