President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is one of a small handful of Trump administration officials being considered for the head of the World Bank after its Obama-appointed head Jim Yong Kim resigned suddenly this week, shocking staffers, the Financial Times reported Friday.
The president has already been accused of nepotism for appointing his daughter to the role of special adviser, and her White House role is unpaid in order to avoid accusations of ethics breaches. Since taking up this official role, Ivanka Trump has met with numerous heads of government and even appeared to replace her father at a G20 world leaders meeting, where she sat next to British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Many at the time noted that this move was unprecedented.
She was also reportedly considered for the role of United Nations ambassador after Nikki Haley announced that she would resign. Trump dismissed the rumors, noting that he would be accused of nepotism if his daughter were appointed.
“So nice, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador. She would be incredible, but I can already hear the chants of Nepotism! We have great people that want the job,” Trump tweeted in October.