President Donald Trump offered Ivanka Trump World Bank President job but she declined, she said in an interview with the Associated Press.
In the end, Trump’s Advisor and Secretary Mnuchin settled for David Malpass, she said.
“He did ask me about that, but I love the work that I am doing,” Trump told the Associated Press (AP), adding that “myself and Secretary Mnuchin, we oversaw the process of selecting the final candidate and bringing multiple candidates to the president ultimately for him to make the final decision”.
“We had a strong preference, David Malpass was unanimously confirmed, and he’s going to do an unbelievable job,” she said.
“He also cares deeply about women’s economic empowerment and knows that the mission of the World Bank is to eradicate poverty, and one of the smartest ways to do that is by targeting women – the education of women and girls, skills training, economic opportunities. So we’re very aligned, and I’m incredibly excited to work with him, and we’re here at a World Bank conference doing exactly that.”
When the interviewer asked her whether the president had nearly appointed his daughter as U.N. ambassador, she said: “I’ll keep that between us”.