it was early 2019, then world bank president Jim Yong Kim, announced he would be stepping down giving Trump the opportunity to choose a new leader.
as the Trump White House moved to select its new leader, one name very dear to Trump’s heart kept floating around: his daughter Ivanka Trump. Trump very much wanted to pick Ivanka as World Bank president.
According to a report from The Intercept’s Ryan Grim and Max Ufberg, former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin blocked Donald Trump from appointing his daughter Ivanka to head up the World Bank.
“It came incredibly close to happening,” said one well-placed source to the Intercept.
According to Grim and Ufberg, “Mnuchin often placed himself between the president and what the Treasury secretary saw as colossally counterproductive moves. His time as a Hollywood producer — making him a representative of the set whose approval Trump craved — gave him influence that others in the administration lacked.”
The report adds, that Ivanka did have a hand in selecting the man who ended up taking the spot, former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass.