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Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

Ivana Trump - first wife of Donald Trump, and mother to Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump - said her daugter "likes" the president's third and current wife, Melania Trump, just "fine" because the first lady was not the woman who caused Ivana and Donald Trump to divorce.

"I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank ..." "I'm not sure she knew".

"If she ever wanted to run for president", he said, "I think she'd be very, very hard to beat".

If he did nominate her, Mr Trump said, "they'd say nepotism, when it would've had nothing to do with nepotism".

Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday, expressing hope the slowdown that began last year will be followed by stronger growth in the second half of this year and into 2020.

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Plott was on CNN Friday to talk about her new profile on Ivanka - which explores how she navigates politics while meticulously working to control every aspect of her image.

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Lemon then called out the president's eldest daughter for not taking more vocal stances on the issues during the 2016 election, insisting "that doesn't fly" now that she works in the White House. Spokesperson Jessica Ditto said that she has also worked closely with the leadership of the bank over the past two years, which is why she worked on the nomination. Only one person gets that kind of look from Donald Trump.

Ivanka and Kushner also raised eyebrows after a White House whistleblower told congressional committees that Trump stepped in to grant the couple security clearances after they had both been initially rejected for clearance status.

Ms Trump's influence on her father has always been documented in media reports and books about his White House, portraying her a critical member of the Trump inner circle.