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Ivanka Trump Says she Turned Down World Bank Job Offer

Ivanka Trump says her Dad asked if she wanted to lead the World Bank, but she turned it down

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday said that her father asked her if she’d consider leading the World Bank, but she ultimately passed on the opportunity.

The first daughter, who’s an adviser to the president, told The Associated Press she told her father she’s “happy with the work” she’s doing when he raised the “question” of her leading the global financial institution.

President Donald Trump has given Ivanka significant influence in his administration, and though she apparently wasn’t interested in throwing her hat in the ring to be the next World Bank leader, the first daughter did play a role in the selection process for its new chief – David Malpass.

There have been multiple reports Trump considered Ivanka for not only the head of the World Bank but also as the US ambassador to the UN.

In a recent interview with The Atlantic, the president referred to his daughter as a “natural diplomat,” adding she “would’ve been great at the United Nations.” When asked why he didn’t nominate her, Trump said,”If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible.”

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

When asked if she’d had discussions with her father about appointing her to other roles, Ivanka told The Associated Press she’d “keep that between” them.

Some have also speculated that Ivanka might run for office one day, but she told The Associated Press she doesn’t see that happening.

Ivanka’s role in the Trump administration has been a consistent point of controversy and led to accusations of nepotism. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is also a senior adviser in the White House.

Trump is not the first president in US history to bring members of his family into key White House positions. President John F. Kennedy in 1961 nominated his brother Robert Kennedy to be attorney general, for example. At the time, The Nation magazine slammed the move as “the greatest example of nepotism this land has ever seen.”

According to an INSIDER poll from March, a majority of Americans (67%) say they have no idea what Ivanka and Kushner do in the White House.

(Business Insider-SA)

5 Comments

  1. INDETU

    That’s TRUMPISM at it’s worst for you. The president has not stopped there. He has now offered the job to his personal friend, again like his daughter, who has no experience in Finincial Economics.
    Years back, a Ghanian Major taught me about “monkey do work, baboon do chop”. Meaning, in a field of ripe mangoes, because the baboon cannot climb to the small branch holding the ripe mango; he will just intently look at the ripe mango from the ground. The foolish monkey sees this & thinks the baboon will climb to collect it. So he jumps and on impact shacks the branch and the ripe mango falls to the ground.
    Now you get the picture! The baboon picks the mango & eats (chops) it.
    How often do we see this type of exploitation! Shemwina bane! Shame.

  2. # Falcon

    Hey, INdeTU – so in your #morseCODE world: who is the #BOBJan en who is the #MONkEYkey?

  3. Steve

    She is a chip off the block. She’S so full of herself that looking at her makes me sick

  4. Chris

    She knows what she wants

  5. Chris

    She knows what she wants

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