"I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank ..." "I have seen you under considerable pressure. She reacts very well - that's usually a genetic thing, but it's one of those things, nevertheless", Trump said.
The president said he didn't nominate her for the post because if he did, his opponents would claim it was "nepotism, when it would've had nothing to do with nepotism".
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the Melania, added to The Atlantic that Melania and Ivanka have "always shared a close relationship and still do today".
While Ivanka does not have an extensive background in worldwide development or trade economics, she holds an economics degree and spent much of her career as a businesswoman and entrepreneur.
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Trump then echoed a tweet he made last October when he said "everyone" wanted Ivanka to become the successor to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Ivanka Trump presumably has a lower impression of Maples than she does of Melania Trump, but The Atlantic story only offers a glimpse of her reaction to that coupling at a young age.
Before joining the White House, she worked as a vice president for acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
"She went into the whole helping-people-with-jobs, and I wasn't sure that was going to be the best use of her time, but I didn't know how successful she'd be", Trump said.
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.
For Donald Trump are such Details but, apparently, beside the point.