Trump Wanted Ivanka To Run World Bank Because ‘She’s Good With Numbers’
According to the Washington Post, President Trump considered his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, as a potential candidate for the president of the World Bank, among other administration positions like U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
His stated reasoning for the consideration were that “she’s very good with numbers,” and in reference to the UN position “She’s a natural diplomat, she would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.”
On Howard Stern, neither Ivanka or Donald Trump, Jr. were able to add or multiply relatively simple calculations. When questioned as to why he did not nominate her, he responded saying “If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would have been incredible.”
Rather than his eldest daughter, President Trump ended up nominating David Malpass, who was unanimously approved by the World Bank executive board last week. Malpass formerly served as the Treasury undersecretary for international affairs.