Trump says he considered his daughter Ivanka to lead the World Bank

Ivana Trump and Marla Maples

Ivana Trump and Marla Maples

During an interview with The Atlantic for a new in-depth piece on Ivanka Trump's transition from NY high society to "playing government" in the White House - as former Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to her role in the administration - Trump praised Ivanka Trump as his "heir apparent", in The Atlantic's words. "I have seen you under considerable pressure".

"She's a natural diplomat", Trump said.

Donald J. Trump and his family shown here from left: Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Donald Trump, Eric Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump at his Manhattan home.

In the lengthy feature piece, Plott reports Ivanka Trump as acutely aware of her persona, and her "brand", which Trump has cultivated for the past several decades, and which the President's eldest daughter says has taken a hit since being part of the White House.

It's been reported that Ivanka and Melania Trump have a "complicated" relationship, but things between the First Daughter and the First Lady might be peachier than they appear - at least, according to Ivanka's mother.

Ivanka Trump presumably has a lower impression of Maples than she does of Melania Trump, but The Atlantic story only offers a glimpse of her reaction to that coupling at a young age.

Trump insisted that "it would've had nothing to do with nepotism" and Ivanka would have been "incredible" in the role.

Donald Trump married Ivana Trump in 1977.

Ms Trump's influence on her father has always been documented in media reports and books about his White House, portraying her a critical member of the Trump inner circle. "I was trying to dig up where the first time was that she might have said she was pro-choice, for example, or that she was a huge activist when it came to climate change". She wrote in her book that she used the experience to give "shape and meaning" to her life.

Both Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner serve as presidential advisers.

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