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Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job

White House adviser Ivanka Trump says that President Trump asked her if she wanted to lead the World Bank, but she told him no. 

Ivanka Trump said in an Associated Press interview published Wednesday that her father asked her "a question" about whether she wanted to work for the international financial institution, but that she is "happy with the work" she does currently. 

Trump, who is touring Africa to promote her Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative, played a role in choosing David Malpass to lead the World Bank instead, she said, adding that he'll do an "incredible job." 

The president's elder daughter also told the AP she does not plan to run for office in the future. 

President Trump said he "thought of Ivanka for the World Bank" in an interview published Friday in The Atlantic, but said that he did not choose her for the role to avoid accusations of nepotism. 

"She would've been great at that because she's very good with numbers," he told the magazine. He also said that she would also do well in the United Nations and would be "very, very hard to beat" if she ran for president.

Asked if the president had offered her any other positions, Ivanka Trump told the AP she'd "keep that between" the two of them.

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