Trump says he considered nominating Ivanka to lead World Bank

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE said he considered nominating his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpApple in front lines of Trump trade war African Development Bank is much more than critic suggests Apple seeks to exempt products including iPhone from proposed tariffs MORE as president of the World Bank because “she’s very good with numbers,” according to a new interview with released by The Atlantic on Friday.

Trump agreed to sit down with the outlet to discuss his daughter’s role in the White House as a senior adviser and opened up about other considerations for her career. 

 “I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank ... She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers,” Trump said.

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“She’s got a great calmness ... I’ve seen her under tremendous stress and pressure,” the president continued. “She reacts very well — that’s usually a genetic thing, but it’s one of those things, nevertheless.”

Trump ended up nominating longtime Treasury Department and State Department official David Malpass to lead the institution.

Malpass, who worked under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, was viewed as highly qualified and was unanimously approved by the bank’s board. 

The president also told The Atlantic that his daughter “would’ve been great at the United Nations.”

When asked why he didn’t nominate her for the position, he said his critics would have called it nepotism, “when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible.”

There was speculation after former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party' Trump UN nominee: Climate change poses 'real risks' MORE stepped down last year that the president would nominate Ivanka Trump for that role.

She later ruled out that possibility in a tweet.

"It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me," Ivanka Trump wrote in October.

Trump announced in February that he selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to serve as his administration's top diplomat to the United Nations.

The president’s elder daughter and her husband, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump puts the cart before the horse in Palestine Negotiators face major obstacles to meeting July border deadline GOP launches 'WinRed' online fundraising site in response to Democrats' small-donor advantage MORE, have served as two of his most trusted advisers.