Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank

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Ivana married Donald Trump in 1977 but they split in 1989 when the now president began an affair with model Marla Maples.

In an interview with the Atlantic published on Friday, Trump was apparently quite eager to sing his daughter's praises: the author writes that she requested an interview with Ivanka herself and was turned down, but instead got a call that the president wanted to talk to her.

"I've seen her under tremendous stress and pressure", Trump said.

"I don't even want to pronounce her name".

To that end, though, a source "close to Ivanka" also told The Atlantic that the two share a "desire to be mutually respectful", but added that their relationship is certainly not "affectionate".

Last year, The New York Times reported that the First Lady and First Daughter had a "complicated" relationship, which would be understandable - after all, working with your step-mother in the White House doesn't exactly sound like a cakewalk.

Asked why he didn't nominate her, he said: "If I did, they'd say nepotism, when it would've had nothing to do with nepotism".

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The bank's board said its selection process will be 'open, merit-based and transparent, ' suggesting that non-US contenders would also be considered.

When Jim Yong Kim resigned suddenly as bank president earlier this year, reports said that Ivanka Trump along with Malpass were being considered for the job, which has always gone to an American.

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Trump stated: "She would've been great at the United Nations, as an example".

Previously, the White House disclosed that Ivanka Trump was involved in the selection process for the post, however, he was not a contender for the job.

She was previously a businesswoman and NY socialite.

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