US President Donald Trump denied media reports about his intention to nominate his daughter, Ivana, for the position of Vice President in the 2016 elections, describing the owners of these allegations as “patients.”
Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “Now, CNN, the promoter of fake news, is reporting that I wanted my daughter, Ivanka, to run with me for the vice presidency in the 2016 election. It’s completely wrong and funny. These people are sick!”
Now Fake News @CNN is actually reporting that I wanted my daughter, Ivanka, to run with me as my Vice President in 2016 Election. Wrong and totally ridiculous. These people are sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2020
And US media reported yesterday, citing the book of Rick Gates, who was Trump’s deputy chief of staff in the recent US elections, that Trump had repeatedly discussed with his advisers the idea of nominating his daughter Ivanka, not Mike Pence, for the vice presidency in 2016.