Trump Considered Ivanka for World Bank: ‘She’s very good with numbers’
Donald Trump thinks very highly of his children with daughter Ivanka being the clear favorite. While sons, Donald Jr. and Eric mind the family business, his daughter was given a role in the White House.
Back in October of 2018, the president suggested that Ivanka would make an “incredible” UN Ambassador. Trump also thinks his daughter would have done great in another high profile role: president of the World Bank.
During an interview with The Atlantic, the president said, ““I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank. . . . She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers.” The position was eventually given to David Malpass.
Trump again gushed about his daughter’s potential as a UN Ambassador. “She’s a natural diplomat,” he said. “She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.” He claimed he couldn’t nominate her, though, “If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible.”
In order to take any of these high-profile positions, Ivanka Trump would have to be confirmed. The security clearances of both Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have been called into question. These concerns would certainly come up in a confirmation hearing.
The president also took time to praise his other children during the interview. He told the Atlantic:
“Barron is young, but he’s got wonderful potential. And Tiffany’s doing extremely well. Don is, uh, he’s enjoying politics; actually, it’s very good. And Eric is running the business along with Don, and also very much into politics. I mean, the children — the children have been very, very good.”