Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

ABIDJIAN- The Associated Press
Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.

In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump's daughter said on April 17 she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was traveling in Africa to promote a global women's initiative.

Ivanka Trump said her father raised the job as "a question" and she told him she was "happy with the work" she's doing.

The president recently told The Atlantic: "She's a natural diplomat. She would've been great at the United Nations, as an example."            

But if he had nominated his "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 said. "She would've been great at that because she's very good with numbers."      

"She's got a great calmness... I've seen her under tremendous stress and pressure. She reacts very well- that's usually a genetic thing, but it's one of those things, nevertheless," Trump said.

Trump ultimately nominated Kelly Knight Craft, his envoy to Canada, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Ivanka Trump worked on the selection process for the new head of the 189-nation World Bank, David Malpass. She said he'll do an "incredible job."

Asked if her father had approached her about other top jobs, Ivanka Trump said she'd "keep that between" them. She said she doesn't see a run for office in her future.

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