Trump considered nominating Ivanka for World Bank president because she’s ‘very good with numbers’

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Trump considered nominating Ivanka for World Bank president because she’s ‘very good with numbers’


(Donald Trump with his children Eric, left, Ivanka and Donald Jr, right. Photo: Getty Images
(Donald Trump with his children Eric, left, Ivanka and Donald Jr, right. Photo: Getty Images

President Trump said he considered nominating his daughter Ivanka Trump to be president of the World Bank because “she’s very good with numbers,” according to a new interview.

In an interview with The Atlantic published Friday, the president discussed his eldest daughter, and the various roles she would have been well-suited for in the Trump administration.

According to the president, who acknowledged that all his children have “been very, very good,” Ivanka, whom he reportedly refers to as “Baby” in meetings, is “unique”.

“I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank… She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers,” Mr Trump said.



Jared Kushner, wife Ivanka Trump and children arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend at US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)Jared Kushner, wife Ivanka Trump and children arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend at US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Jared Kushner, wife Ivanka Trump and children arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend at US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Referencing her admirable qualities, which include her “great calmness” and “tremendous presence,” the president also noted that his 37-year-old daughter would have been “great at the United Nations” – but that he did not nominate her to replace Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN because people would claim it was nepotism.

“If I did, they’d say ‘nepotism,’ wen it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism,” the president said. “But she would’ve been incredible.”

The president instead nominated undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass for the position of president of the World Bank, who was confirmed last month.

Ivanka, who currently plays an active role in the White House as senior advisor to her father, is unpaid for her work and, despite her father’s opinions, has previously said she tries to “stay out of politics”.



US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and grandson arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend with her father's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and grandson arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend with her father's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and grandson arrive at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland following the weekend with her father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

“I try to stay out of politics. [The president’s] political instincts are phenomenal,” she told Fox & Friends in June 2017.

If she were to run for president herself, however, her father thinks she would likely win.

“I think she’d be very, very hard to beat,” Mr Trump told The Atlantic.

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Team Trump: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, who is part of the US president’s inner circle, at a Trump rally in Cleveland. Photo: AP/Carolyn KasterTeam Trump: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, who is part of the US president’s inner circle, at a Trump rally in Cleveland. Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

Team Trump: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, who is part of the US president’s inner circle, at a Trump rally in Cleveland. Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

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