Ivanka Trump: I declined father's suggestion of World Bank job

Ivanka Trump: I declined father's suggestion of World Bank job
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  • calendar-gray 18 April 2019

Ivanka Trump has confirmed she turned down the job of World Bank head when her father asked if she was interested, ONAreports citing BBC.

Last week, President Donald Trump told The Atlantic he had asked her if she wanted the bank's most senior role "because she's very good with numbers".

She has now said that when asked, she told him she was "happy with the work" she's doing as White House adviser.

Ms Trump was eventually involved in selecting the new World Bank president, US economist David Malpass.

The US has a longstanding, if informal, right to select the World Bank's leader.

Speaking to the Associated Press news agency during a trip to Ivory Coast, Ms Trump said her father brought the job up with her as "a question", but she refused the offer.

She added that Mr Malpass would do an "incredible job".

Asked if the president had offered her any other prominent jobs, she said that she would "keep that between" the two of them.

Faiq Mahmudov

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