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Trump wanted to nominate Ivanka to UN or World Bank: "It would've had nothing to do with nepotism"

Ivanka Trump has struggled to maintain her outward likeability since becoming part of her father, President Donald Trump's, administration, so says a new story in The Atlantic. "Ivanka decided that she was only going to see her father as good and do whatever it took to earn his affection".

'She would've been great at the United Nations, as an example.' I asked why he didn't nominate her.

Since President Trump won the 2016 election, his daughter Ivanka has come under increased scrutiny, with critics taking aim at the process of her security clearance, her use of private emails, and the unconventional role she plays in the White House. "I forgot you guys were meeting-I was just coming by!" she said.

Watch the full interview below.

Trump said the thing that held him back was a belief that others would claim he pushed forward his daughter, whose husband Jared also works as a key advisor, due to nepotism.

"Barron is young, but he's got wonderful potential, " Trump said.

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'And Tiffany's doing extremely well, ' Trump said of his daughter, who is a student at Georgetown Law School.

"If she ever wanted to run for president", he said, "I think she'd be very, very hard to beat". Don is, uh, he's enjoying politics; actually, it's very good.

'And Eric is running the business along with Don, and also very much into politics.

Ivanka Trump lifted her hands, astonished. He added: "She's got a tremendous presence when she walks into the room". "She reacts very well-that's usually a genetic thing, but it's one of those things, nevertheless".

As for Melania, she met the president in 1998 but only tied the knot in 2005, seven years later. I mean, the children-the children have been very, very good, ' Trump said.

In March past year, Ivanka Trump effectively acted, if briefly, as de facto interim secretary of state, after Rex Tillerson was sacked.

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