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Steve Mnuchin Blocked Donald Trump From Making Ivanka the Head of the World Bank

While Donald Trump was growing up, he was given everything by his real estate tycoon father. And during his life, Trump has given everything to his 3 oldest children. The clear favorite, however, has always been his daughter Ivanka.

CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump test the teleprompters and microphones on stage before the start of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Ivanka will introduce her father before he gives his acceptance speech tonight, the final night of the convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ivanka was the only of the Trump children to be given an actual position in his administration. And there is nothing that he doesn’t think she’s capable of. So when it came time to appoint the head of the World Bank, Trump first thought of his daughter. Eventually, though, he was talked out of the decision by Steve Mnuchin.

The Intercept’s Ryan Grim and Max Ufberg write, “two sources, not authorized to speak publicly, tell The Intercept the talk of Ivanka at the helm went far beyond the realm of Beltway chatter: Trump very much wanted Ivanka as World Bank president, and it was Mnuchin who actually blocked her ascent to the leadership role.”

The report continues, “Mnuchin often placed himself between the president and what the Treasury secretary saw as colossally counterproductive moves. His time as a Hollywood producer — making him a representative of the set whose approval Trump craved — gave him influence that others in the administration lacked.”

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