Apr 17, 2019

Ivanka Trump confirms father asked if she'd be interested in World Bank job

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."

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George Floyd updates

Protesters gather north of Lafayette Square near the White House during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday evening. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in cities across the U.S. and around the world to protest the killing of George Floyd. Huge crowds assembled in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago for full-day events on Saturday.

Why it matters: Twelve days of nationwide protest in the U.S. has built pressure for states to make changes on what kind of force law enforcement can use on civilians and prompted officials to review police conduct. A memorial service was held for Floyd in Raeford, North Carolina, near where he was born. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all flags to fly at half-staff to honor him until sunset.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 p.m. ET: 6,889,889 — Total deaths: 399,642 — Total recoveries — 3,085,326Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 p.m. ET: 1,920,061 — Total deaths: 109,802 — Total recoveries: 500,849 — Total tested: 19,778,873Map.
  3. Public health: Why the pandemic is hitting minorities harder — Coronavirus curve rises in FloridaHow racism threatens the response to the pandemic Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight the virus.
  4. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics — Robotics looks to copy software-as-a-service model.
  5. Business: Budgets busted by coronavirus make it harder for cities to address inequality Sports, film production in California to resume June 12 after 3-month hiatus.
  6. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.
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In photos: People around the world rally against racism

Despite a ban on large gatherings implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic, protesters rally against racism in front of the American Embassy in Paris on June 6. Photo: Julien Mattia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people have continued to rally in cities across the world against racism and show their support this week for U.S. demonstrators protesting the death in police custody of George Floyd.

Why it matters: The tense situation in the U.S. has brought the discussion of racism and discrimination onto the global stage at a time when most of the world is consumed by the novel coronavirus.