President Trump’s former wife says she turned down a chance to serve as his administration’s ambassador to her native Czech Republic.
“I was just offered to be the American ambassador to [the] Czech Republic – and Donald told me. He said, ‘Ivana, if you want it, I give it to you,’” Ivana Trump said in excerpts from a “CBS Sunday Morning” interview released Thursday.
“But I like my freedom,” she added. “I like to do what I want to do, go wherever I want to go with whomever I want to go. And I can afford my lifestyle.”
“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.”
Some Twitter users on Thursday criticized the revelation that Ivana Trump was offered a role in her former husband’s administration.
Ivana Trump was raised in communist Czechoslovakia before marrying the future president in 1977.
The couple divorced in 1992, however, following Donald Trump’s tabloid affair with Marla Maples, who would eventually become his second wife.
Ivana Trump has since remarried and gotten divorced twice, and the former fashion model has since become a successful businesswoman.
President Trump had three children with Ivana Trump – brothers Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and daughter Ivanka Trump.
CBS said in a press release that Ivana Trump is expected to discuss Maples and first lady Melania Trump in her full interview airing Sunday.