Trump interviewed Cruz's wife for job as World Bank president: report

Trump interviewed Cruz's wife for job as World Bank president: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE reportedly interviewed Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat SCOTUS confirmation in the last month of a close election? Ugly The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' MORE (R-Texas), for the World Bank president position. 

Bloomberg News, citing unidentified sources, reported on Thursday that Trump met with the Goldman Sachs executive to discuss the role, but that he is not offering her the job. 


Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass is the front-runner to fill the post, according to Bloomberg News. But sources told the news outlet that Trump has interviewed Cruz and prominent investor Mohamed El-Erian, among others, as he mulls the decision.

One person told Bloomberg News that Trump could make a decision by the end of this week. 

Cruz, who joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 and became a managing director in 2012, took an unpaid leave to join her husband's 2016 presidential campaign but later returned to the firm. 

She gained attention in March 2016 after Trump retweeted an unflattering image of her in comparison to a glamour shot of his wife, Melania TrumpMelania TrumpWatchdog confirms State Dept. canceled award for journalist who criticized Trump Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol Rabbi memorializes Ginsburg: Her dissents were 'blueprints for the future' MORE

“A picture is worth a thousand words," the tweet read. 

The tweet prompted Ted Cruz to call Trump a “sniveling coward" and to demand he leave his wife alone.  

Trump told New York magazine in May 2016 that he regretted attacking Heidi Cruz, saying he "could’ve done without it.”

Despite stopping short of endorsing Trump at the Republican National Convention in 2016, Ted Cruz eventually supported his candidacy and has become a vocal ally of the president in his two years in the White House. 

“It was an honor for Heidi to be considered by the administration as a finalist for president of the World Bank," Catherine Frazier, a spokesperson for Ted Cruz, told Bloomberg News. 

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.