Ivana Trump as Diplomat? Czech Leader Hopes So

Ivana Trump as Diplomat? Czech Leader Hopes So
Czechoslovakian businesswoman Ivana Trump attends the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, at the Eden Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 17, 2016. (JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)
The Associated Press

Czech President Milos Zeman has called U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s former wife, Ivana, to thank her for her “courage” and interest to become the new U.S. ambassador to Prague.

In a Wednesday statement, Zeman said he’s pleased with that because “the U.S. cannot send a better ambassador to Prague” than her.

Zeman said he would be delighted to meet her at the Prague Castle, the seat of presidency and is looking forward to introduce her to his wife, also named Ivana.

Ivana, Trump’s first wife and the mother of his three oldest children, is of Czech origin.

Zeman was among several European leaders, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who endorsed Trump during the campaign.

Zeman said he shared Trump’s views of migration and the fight against the Islamic terrorism.

Trump’s presidential transition team provided no readout of the conversation between the Czech leader and his ex-wife.