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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE said that he believes his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpManufacturers group kicks off campaign to close the industry's skills gap Fed chief issues stark warning to Congress on deficits Rally crowd chants '46' for Donald Trump Jr. 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.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE said on Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On” that he would “never want to rule it out.”