Trump touts Ivanka as strong presidential contender: 'She'd be very, very hard to beat'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less in taxes 'than waitresses and undocumented immigrants' Third judge orders Postal Service to halt delivery cuts MORE said that he believes his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump didn't pay income tax for 10 of 15 years before 2016 election: NYT The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome Special counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report MORE would be a strong presidential contender.

“If she ever wanted to run for president,” he told The Atlantic, according to an article published Friday. “I think she’d be very, very hard to beat.”


But Trump told the magazine that his elder daughter has never shown interest in running for president. The Atlantic also reports that she has also not talked to her friends about running.

Trump reportedly sees his daughter as “unique,” saying that she would also do well in the United Nations or the World Bank. 

“She’s a natural diplomat,” he told the news outlet. “She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.”

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

The president said he didn't nominate her to a U.N. position because he wanted to avoid accusations of nepotism. 

A different Trump child last month said that he wouldn't rule out running for office some day. 

Donald Trump Jr.Don John Trump'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: 'Be my hero please' Zaid Jilani discusses Trump's move to cancel racial sensitivity training at federal agencies Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closes permanently MORE said on Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On” that he would “never want to rule it out.”