'Apprentice' star Ivanka Trump shoots down 'The View' co-host report
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/11/2007
Donald Trump took credit for Rosie O'Donnell being "fired" from ABC's The View, and now his daughter Ivanka apparently has no interest in replacing the vacancy left by her father's arch nemesis.
"There's zero chance I would do that," Ivanka told Ryan Seacrest during his KIIS FM radio morning show on Tuesday, according to People.
The Donald's daughter was responding to the New York Post's Monday report that she was being considered as one of the candidates to replace O'Donnell, who announced she was leaving The View in late April after being unable to reach a contract agreement with ABC.
While a position on The View would be more high-profile than appearing alongside her dad on NBC's The Apprentice reality competition series, it's not like Ivanka is hard-up for work.
"I'm working on the sexiest projects around the world," she told Seacrest, referencing her position as vice president of real estate development and acquisitions for the Trump Organization. "So for me to be on a television show every single day at a designated period of time just wouldn't work for my schedule."
Ivanka wouldn't come right out and confirm to Seacrest that she had been offered O'Donnell's position, only stating that she has "gotten a lot of requests."
Seacrest also asked Ivanka if she had conversations with Walters about The View vacancy. "Not with Barbara personally, no," she answered, adding her father's relationship with Walters isn't an issue for her.
"I think Barbara Walters is terrific. I think she's done a great job," Ivanka told Seacrest. "She has had differences with my father. I think his problems mostly lay with Rosie, and somehow that sort of boiled over. But I think Barbara's great, and the show is much better today than it was."
Despite her lack of interest in a permanent seat at The View's table, Ivanka told Seacrest it "could be interesting" to join the show for a week.