US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday said he would be living at the White House with his family after he becomes the president in January, and added that he was pursuing how to include his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner in his administration.
“No, I’m going to live in the White House with my family,” Trump told Fox News when asked if he would spend most of his time at Trump Tower in New York after becoming the president.
“Baron (youngest son, 10) is going to finish up school because he’s got just a couple months to go. So, it’s a little hard to take him out of school. And Melania will be back and forth for that first couple of months. No, we’ll be staying in the White House,” he said.
“Are you going to be lonely rattling around in the White House by yourself for a few months,” he was asked.
“No, I’ll be working. I’ll be working. It’s a very special place and it represents so much. And there’s a lot to do. There’s a lot to do. More than I even thought. So many things we can do to make America great again. That’s what it’s all about. And I’ll be working. I won’t be lonely at all,” he asserted.
Trump said he is still “working out” if Ivanka and Kushner would be moving to Washington. “They’re both very talented people,” he said.
“I won’t be involved in my business at all, even though I have a legal right to be under the laws, as you know, because the president has a certain doctrine that he can do things. But I just don’t want to do it. Even if I could do it, which I’m allowed to, I wouldn’t want to,” he said.
However, the case of Ivanka and Kushner are different, he said. “Theirs is a little bit different. I think we’ll have to see how the laws read. I would love to be able to have them involved,” he said.
“If you look at Ivanka, you take a look, she’s so strong, as you know, to the women’s issue and childcare, and so many things she’d be so good. Nobody can do better than her. I’d just have to see whether or not we can do that. She’d like to do that,” he said.
“I’d love to have Jared helping us on deals with other nations and see if we can do peace in the Middle East and other things. He’s very talented. He’s a very talented guy. So, we’re looking at that from a legal standpoint right now,” he added.