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Ivanka Trump: Speculation Over First Lady Role ‘Inappropriate’

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Ivanka Trump said speculation that she would take on the traditional first lady duties is off base, even as her stepmother Melania Trump will delay moving to Washington at least until mid-2017. 

President-elect Donald Trump's eldest daughter told ABC News' "20/20" that such chatter was "an inappropriate observation."

"There is one first lady, and she'll do remarkable things," Ivanka Trump said in an interview that will air Thursday night.

The Associated Press: Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, at Trump Tower on Nov. 11, 2016, in New York, N.Y. © The Associated Press Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, at Trump Tower on Nov. 11, 2016, in New York, N.Y. Ivanka Trump has stepped away from her role at the Trump Organization, where she was a vice president, and has resigned from running her eponymous lifestyle brand. And while her husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to serve as a formal, if unpaid, advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump's official role in the new administration has yet to be announced.

"It's emotional," she said. "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."

<p>Ivanka Trump may soon become one of the most influential first daughters in history.</p><p>She advised her father throughout the campaign, designed an equal-pay and childcare policy, took post-election phone calls with international leaders, and served on the transition team's Executive Committee.</p><p>But, while she will undoubtedly be impactful in the Trump administration, Ivanka is only one of the many first daughters who have influenced politics.</p> Ivanka Trump is set to be an influential first daughter — and she’s one of many in American history

Melania Trump, meanwhile, has said she plans to stay in Manhattan with her 10-year-old son Barron, the youngest of Trump's five children, until the end of the school year. 

Trump's adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, will take over the day-to-day operation of his companies.

"My father has the biggest responsibility of any person, arguably, on the planet, and that's to run the United States of America," Eric Trump told ABC News. "His focus is going to be running this country."

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