President Trump considered nominating his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, of the World Bank in part because she is very good with numbers, according to a new interview published Friday.
Speaking to the Atlantic, Trump lavished the praise of his daughter, a 37-year-old White House adviser, and suggested She would be suitable for other administration positions, including the US Ambassador to the United Nations.
"She's a natural diplomat," Trump said. "She would've been great at the United Nations as an example."
Asked why he did not nominate her, Trump replied: "If I did, they'd say nepotism, when it would've had nothing to do with nepotism But she would've been incredible. "
Trump added:" I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank. . . . "
Trump wound up nominating David Malpass, Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, to be the World Bank president in February. Malpass was unanimously approved by its executive board last week.
In the Atlantic interview, the president also praised Ivanka Trump for having "a great calmness."
"I've seen her under tremendous stress and pressure," he said "She really wanted to run for president, I think she'd be very, very hard to beat," said Trump. "She really reacted very well – that's usually a genetic thing, but it's one of those things, nevertheless."
"If she ever wanted to run for president,
According to the Atlantic, Trump made clear he was also proud of his other children.
"Barron is young, but he's got a wonderful potential," Trump said. "And Tiffany's doing very well. Don is, uh, he's enjoying politics; actually, it's very good. And Eric is running the business along with Don, and also very much into politics. I mean, the children – the children have been very, very good. "