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Donald Ivanka Trump at the first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board on March 6, 2019. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

White House adviser Ivanka Trump confirmed in an interview with AP on Wednesday that her father asked her if she would be interested in becoming president of the World Bank.

The big picture: President Trump told The Atlantic last week that he had "thought of Ivanka" for the role "because she's very good with numbers." When asked why he didn't nominate his daughter, the president said, "If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible."

  • Ivanka told AP that she declined because she was "happy with the work" she's doing that and that she believes new World Bank President David Malpass will do an "incredible job."
  • When asked if her father had approached her about other jobs, Ivanka said she would “keep that between” them. In The Atlantic interview, the president said, "She would’ve been great at the United Nations."

Go deeper: New book "Kushner Inc" portrays Jared and Ivanka as enablers-in-chief

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Biden adviser Cedric Richmond sees first-term progress on reparations

Illustration: "Axios on HBO"

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" that it's "doable" for President Biden to make first-term progress on breaking down barriers for people of color, while Congress studies reparations for slavery.

Why it matters: Biden said on the campaign trail that he supports creation of a commission to study and develop proposals for reparations — direct payments for African-Americans.

Cyber CEO: Next war will hit regular Americans online

Any future real-world conflict between the United States and an adversary like China or Russia will have direct impacts on regular Americans because of the risk of cyber attack, Kevin Mandia, CEO of cybersecurity company FireEye, tells "Axios on HBO."

What they're saying: "The next conflict where the gloves come off in cyber, the American citizen will be dragged into it, whether they want to be or not. Period."

Cedric Richmond: We won't wait on GOP for "insufficient" stimulus

Top Biden adviser Cedric Richmond told "Axios on HBO" the White House believes it has bipartisan support for a stimulus bill outside the Beltway.

  • "If our choice is to wait and go bipartisan with an insufficient package, we are not going to do that."

The big picture: The bill will likely undergo an overhaul in the Senate after House Democrats narrowly passed a stimulus bill this weekend, reports Axios' Kadia Goba.