Trump considered Ivanka for World Bank as she's 'good with numbers'

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 14, 2019

Donald Trump has confirmed that he considered naming his daughter Ivanka Trump to head the World Bank, and also thinks she would have been a great United Nations ambassador.

"She's a natural diplomat", Trump told The Atlantic.

Despite Maples being the reason her mother and father divorced, Ivanka Trump appears to have a close and supportive relationship to Maples's daughter Tiffany Trump-at least that's what the president's two daughters project on their Instagram accounts, where the two Trump women have posted photos with each other with loving captions.

"I remember thinking, 'Okay, we see Ivanka and her husband Jared as moderating influences on this president, '" she said.

He added: "She would've been great at that because she's very good with numbers".

Speaking to The Atlantic, Mr Trump confirmed reports from January that he was considering Ivanka for the vacant position of World Bank president.

Trump ended up nominating David Malpass, the former Treasury undersecretary for global affairs, and he was confirmed by the bank's executive board just last week.

The Atlantic described Ivanka as one of Trump's most trusted confidants and as relatively well-liked within the West Wing - but also reported that she's faced resistance from other senior officials who doubted her qualifications and questioned what exactly she does from her unpaid role. He was unanimously approved by its executive board last week. However, she refused to say her name.

The position of World Bank president has historically gone to an American, while a European has led its sister organization, the International Monetary Fund.

"It is critically important that we work tirelessly to foster broad-based growth, raise median incomes, create jobs and fully incorporate women and young people in economies", Malpass said in a statement.

"I mean, the children - the children have been very, very good".

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