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Ivanka Trump denies she is stepping in for Melania Trump as First Lady

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Ivanka Trump has dispelled rumours that she will become the 'de facto' First Lady of the United States. Donald Trump's daughter said she will not take the role reserved for her stepmother Melania, following comments that she is fit for the position.

"I think it's an inappropriate observation," Ivanka told ABC News. "There is one First Lady, and she'll do remarkable things."

Ivanka, 35, and her family are relocating from New York City to Washington D.C. where Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner will work as an unpaid senior adviser to the new President.

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"There is one First Lady, and she'll do remarkable things," said Ivanka of her stepmum Melania

The businesswoman's role has yet to be announced and Ivanka admitted that she is still figuring out the impact she'll have in the White House. One thing's for sure though, the former model will not be occupying the East Wing office traditionally reserved for the President's wife.

In a statement on Facebook, Ivanka said she plans to "take time to settle our three young children into their new home and schools".

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Ivanka admitted she is still figuring out the impact she'll have in the White House

The mum-of-three is leaving behind her clothing and accessories brand in New York to support her dad, who will become the 45th US President on Friday. She has appointed a new director to lead her brand.

Speaking to ABC News, Ivanka admitted: "It's emotional. I'm stepping away from my business. My father will be president, and hopefully, I can be there to support him and to support those causes I've cared about my whole professional career."

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The family are moving from New York to Washington D.C.

The former TV star was given a farewell party at her New York office, which included the cutting of a cake designed in the form of Donald Trump and the White House. Ivanka also shared a sweet photo of her daughter Arabella, five, who has been helping her box up the family home. "My little packing buddy!" she captioned the photo.

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