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

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18th April, 2019 11:44:59 printer

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ms Trump is currently on a tour of African countries to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP), a US government initiative to advance women's participation in the workplace.

 

She attended the first Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) in Abidjan on Wednesday, and earlier visited a cocoa farm near Adzope. She has also visited a women-run textile factory in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.


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