According to a new interview, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, considered nominating Ivanka Trump, his daughter, for various jobs including one at the World Bank.
In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, Trump stated: “I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank.
He added: “She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers.”
In the interview, Trump said that he has considered his daughter, who works in the White House as an assistant to the president, for various positions, including United Nations ambassador, however, he has been dissuaded due to the appearance of nepotism.
Trump stated: “She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.”
He added that his oldest daughter is “a natural diplomat.”
Trump said that if he did nominate her, “they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible.”
David Malpass, the New President of the World Bank who was nominated by Trump last February, is a loyal supporter who had been sharply critical of China and urged for a shakeup of the global economic order. No other nations proposed any candidates to challenge Malpass for the position, making his selection by the board all but assured.
Malpass was approved last week as the chief of the development lender. He has put an emphasis on worldwide economic growth. He also said that he sees no need for a restructuring there.
The position of the president of the World Bank has historically gone to an American, while a European has led the International Monetary Fund, its sister organization. Some observers have urged for the bank to break with tradition and appoint a non-American in recognition of the developing clout of emerging markets such as India and China, and the focus of the lender on development.
Previously, the White House disclosed that Ivanka Trump was involved in the selection process for the post, however, he was not a contender for the job.
She has been involved in World Bank initiatives on the economic development of women. Spokesperson Jessica Ditto said that she has also worked closely with the leadership of the bank over the past two years, which is why she worked on the nomination.