Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made a deal that if the opportunity came for either of them to run for president, it would be Ivanka, according to "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," a new book about the early days of the Trump administration by journalist Michael Wolff.
"Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president," Wolff wrote in an excerpt published in New York Magazine on Wednesday. "The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump."
Ivanka Trump's 2017 controversies
Ivanka Trump's 2017 controversies
The first daughter had her fair share of controversies, see which ones made the internet ablaze.
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The Trump family simply cannot be trusted https://t.co/1pji0kwcsY
Overjoyed by these beautiful letters. Reading them is one of the highlights of my week. 😍 https://t.co/AF5tSMHnB6
Many people zeroed in on one of the photographs that seemed to show Ivanka Trump with money sign eyes.
"Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putin's team to buy in on this"… https://t.co/4XGphBrgK4
Former Trumpa adviser claimed he "arranged" for Ivanka to sit in Putin's chair during a trip to Moscow.
How much more proof do you need that she isn't an innocent bystander? This embarrasses us. When we aren't in tears, we try to figure out how to respond to what is so violent about this as a depiction of a woman who claims to speak for female empowerment. #ivankaforpresident
Ivanka Trump was largely criticized for staying silent on women's issues such as healthcare and sexual harassment.
The Mooch Drops A Bomb About Ivanka and Tom Brady’s Dating History https://t.co/6iT4Opcylp https://t.co/5e99VoXH1N
Drama unfolded as former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, said that Tom Brady and Ivanka Trump once dated.
"[Ivanka] wanted to make the trip. She said, 'Dad, can I go with you?' She said actually, 'Daddy, can I go with you… https://t.co/6TIx150Ttn
The first daughter sent the internet ablaze when she revealed she suffered from postpartum depression. She was heavily criticized for sharing the detail especially when women were at risk of losing their health care under the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, an attempt at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
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"Otherwise" implies you did not like hangin with this baby. https://t.co/oB5IEZmOf3
Ivanka Trump was mocked online for using the word "otherwise" incorrectly.
Don’t forget: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business. We obtained records revealing she did so ev… https://t.co/Z7vHeXT84S
Perhaps Ivanka can teach kids how to re-route their emails so that they won't be discovered. Also, why does she hav… https://t.co/DLsoC50Yb8
After writing an op-ed for the New York Times, Ivanka Trump was schooled for claiming that introducing computer science as early as kindergarten was part of her "White House portfolio." She was criticized for not being an expert on either education or tech.
a running list of words Ivanka Trump doesn't know how to use: relative, albeit https://t.co/IHg2xFcI1E
Ivanka Trump made a splash in Japan with this two-piece pink suit, but many were quick to point out that the above-the-knee skirt was a little too short for professional matters.
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1:2 Wishing Meghan and Prince Harry a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness together. https://t.co/fgjJhCfYnr https://t.co/8YP3Nzef5I
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the first daughter congratulated the couple -- but many were quick to say she only offered the public congratulations as an attempt to get an invite to the royal wedding.
The first daughter posted this adorable picture on Instagram with the caption "Peak-a-boo" -- a misspelling which wasn't overlooked by many of her social media followers.
Ivanka Trump calls food an "investment" for families, like "Mommy and Me classes" https://t.co/ZKySeIW05Q By… https://t.co/7lXNOnfsSg
The first daughter was ripped for calling food an "investment" during an interview.
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Ivanka and Kushner, both top White House advisers who helped steer President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, were reportedly advised not to take on official roles in the White House by "almost everyone they knew," Wolff wrote. But the two decided to turn their businesses over to trusts run by family members and move their lives to Washington, where they have played key roles in the administration.
Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist who has been openly critical of both Ivanka and Kushner, was shocked when he was told of the couple's reported agreement, according to Wolff.
"They didn't say that?" Bannon said. "Stop. Oh, come on. They didn't actually say that? Please don't tell me that. Oh my God."