Donald Trump: ‘I thought of Ivanka for the World Bank…she’s very good with numbers’

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One of the bigliest problems with having a stupid, unhinged mobster for a president is that he inevitably believes the dumbest people are smart. He think “loyalty” is the ultimate sign of intelligence too, in which case Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are the smartest people he’s ever met in his life. Trump thinks so highly of Ivanka that he would basically give her any job she wanted. Thankfully, all she wanted was to be close to her unhinged daddy at the White House. But Trump wants us to know that he definitely thought about giving Ivanka a job as UN ambassador or… head of the World Bank.

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter Ivanka Trump for a variety of jobs including one at the World Bank, according to a new interview.

“I even thought of Ivanka for the World Bank,” Trump told The Atlantic magazine in an interview. “She would’ve been great at that because she’s very good with numbers.”

Trump in the interview said that he has thought of his daughter, who works in the White House as an assistant to the president, for several different positions, including United Nations ambassador, but has been dissuaded because of the appearance of nepotism, he said in the interview.

“She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example,” Trump said, adding that his oldest daughter is “a natural diplomat.” If he did nominate her, Trump said, “they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism. But she would’ve been incredible.”

[From Bloomberg]

“She’s very good with numbers…” I doubt that, especially considering she’s terrible at words. You know who’s good with numbers? My tax guy, Phil. Maybe he should be in charge of the World Bank. His daddy didn’t pay millions of dollars for him to get a junk degree at Wharton though, so maybe not. Anyway, just another reminder – Trump really believes Ivanka is the smartest person he’s ever met.

Meanwhile…

Trump hosts the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration

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  1. Laura says:

    I can just see the SNL skit!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      She’s great with numbers, like inflating the percentage of units sold in a condo building to con prospective buyers! Only the best people.

      • maisie says:

        And how about paying her Chinese sweatshop workers the “cost-effective” equivalent of $1 for a 16 hour day of work? *Very* good with numbers.

  2. Wood Dragon says:

    Good Lord….no more. Please. Make it all stop.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Thankfully? No. If she were at the World Bank, a job for which she lacks any qualifications, she would at least be monitored and restricted. Where she is now, self appointed First Daughter, there is absolutely no oversight and she is robbing us blind. In her stint as First Daughter, Nagini has done the following:

    Used a private email account and private server for government business.

    Used government emails, computers, and phones to conduct Trump corporate business

    Received security clearance despite lying repeatedly on the forms

    Hired Chinese nationals in her home where they have access to her IT devices on which she conducts government business

    Hired a staff of over 2 dozen people

    Partied with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after the death of Khasgoggi.

    Represented the US in the G20 summit.

    Collected pay to play bribes from numerous countries

    Lobbied for the tax scam, lobbied to gut the Family & Medical leave Act & raid Social Security for her Paid Family leave, which would be limited to married couples with newborns.

    Crashed McCain’s funeral to play with her phone.

    Posted a picture of herself in evening dress with her husband groping her ass to distract from Daddy’s Muslim ban.

    Posted a staged picture of herself and her kid to distract from breaking news of Orange Voldemort separating families

    Profits from those cages

    Vacationed or conducted personal business trips at taxpayer expense to: the Olympics, Japan, Peru, India, Israel twice. Germany, Poland, Italy, Saudi Arabia twice. Next up: Ethiopia and Ivory Coast.

    Made the decision to bomb Syria

    • Esmom says:

      Thank you for this comprehensive list. I can only hope others in more powerful positions are keeping track as well. Not that it will make any difference.

    • Wow says:

      I agree with everything except the “Chinese nationals” bit. All over in every industry we hire out from China mostly because America fails to educate in the industries we have the most growth in. Medical, environmental, engineering, we don’t even have enough skilled labor for infrastructure repair.

      I would strongly caution against possibly xenophobic language like being aghast Chinese nationals were hired. A full third of the hospital I work in is staffed by Asian immigrants. Chinese people are not a threat to national security and many hold jobs we simply don’t have American nationals to do. Language like this encourages wariness of immigrants and is right on par with assuming all east Asian and middle eastern immigrants have ties to terrorism.

      If the Chinese people on her staff messed around with her computers or bugged her house that is one thing, simply hiring Chinese people is not wrong.

      I work with a doctor from Pakistan who once got to treat Michelle Obama. That means he had access to her medical records and a wealth of vulnerable sensitive personal information. Does that mean he was feeding this information back to terrorists? No, it means he’s a great pulmonologist and she needed a doctor during a campaign trail stop.

      You have a ton of great points, just please stop encouraging immigrant xenophobia. Many jobs immigrants hold simply do not have an American educated or skilled enough to do it because of how we direct education without incentives to track into in demand industries.

      • Anon says:

        @Wow: Perhaps you make some good points, but conversely, I find your language equally damning, eg, “dumb, unskilled Americans” vs. “hardworking, smart Asians.”

        Somehow you managed to crush two stereotypes into one post. Let’s not.

      • Lightpurple says:

        She is using her home computer and server for government work. The nannies she hired from China have full access to those devices, especially when she’s not there, and they have not been vetted by our FBI, they don’t have security clearances. We know that China has been trying to bug Mar a Lago from recent arrests. That’s the context in which I made the statement. Michelle Obama’s doctor had a lot more hurdles to clear than Nagini’s nannies.

      • Wow says:

        @anon its no secret we have to hire foreign workers to cover for the shortcomings we have in American education. It’s not just Asians, it’s Africans, south Americans, it’s all foreign workers. There are millions of workers on visas who America depends on and yes, even from China.

        Concerning the Doctor he went through no hurdles other than being a doctor. She needed treatment on the campaign trail and he treated her. Thats very common since flying personal doctors all over is wasteful. He described her as a gracious, appreciative, angelic woman who was inspirational to get to meet.

      • jwoolman says:

        Wouldn’t anybody working in her household undergo a background check by the FBI? Or am I expecting too much ….

        Anyway, anybody working in her household could get access to her computers if she didn’t take a lot of precautions. Doesn’t really matter where they are from.

      • jwoolman says:

        Anon – we really do have a shortage of skilled people in various fields, including healthcare, science, and engineering. Our high-tech society depends very much on foreign talent. The high schools are not feeding enough students into the universities in those areas. Most of my fellow grad students in physics and chemistry had been educated outside the US, and they could run rings around most of us on mathematics. We had more lab experience from university work, however.

        It’s not necessarily that Americans are dumb, but they certainly are not as well educated in certain areas and so are neither prepared nor interested in advanced work where such background is needed. So this anti-immigrant push in the current Administration is rather deadly to the functioning of graduate school and university departments in such fields and also for staffing of hospitals and doctor’s offices, especially general practitioners (apparently Americans are more interested in being specialists today).

        In physics and engineering, departments can be destroyed by lack of foreign students, who also are the ones who pay their way (Americans are likely to have financial aid or have lower tuition due to residency). There are just not enough Americans to keep the degree programs open, which also means it’s harder to get teachers since most don’t want to teach only non-science majors or be just a support for other science departments like geology and chemistry. We always had a mixed schedule when I was teaching, advanced and general. Oddly enough, physicists actually like to think about physics at a more advanced level.

        Research institutions likewise are crippled if people from other countries start to bypass us. A lot of research is done in grad schools, but other types of institutions are also affected. During an earlier era of distrust of foreigners, National laboratories found their research programs gutted when their foreign-born colleagues were pushed out by the politicians and couldn’t get security clearances, even though many were residents and had been working on such projects for years.

        There has been talk for a while of boycotting scientific conferences held in the US because it is so hard for many colleagues to get into the US for the conferences. In the Trump era, this especially involves Muslim scientists from many different areas of the world (including Europe). So more conferences will be held in friendlier countries, which will affect local economies just as the decrease in tourists has made a hit on that also.

  4. LW says:

    This is petty, but that pic of her waving…..man, those fake teeth just look soooo extra there. Yikes!

    • Elisabeth says:

      google her ‘before plastic surgery’ pictures….you are in for a real treat *gag

    • Harryg says:

      I hate her tiny pointy nose. I hate her pin head.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, this is what I came here to say.

      in that pic, between her giant teefs and her inflated lips and her whittled down nose, she looks heinous. she looks much better when she does “serious face”.

    • nibbi says:

      This is petty… but while having yet another of these hideous stories about these hideous people to contend with just makes me feel so so tired, seeing these pics of Ivanka kinda… seems the tiniest of silver linings. (feel like i’m going to hell for that, tho :/)
      i always have thought she’s super beautiful, too… but perhaps the pressure of constantly worrying about being indicted? or the combined effect of so many ppl loathing them? or maybe just age (that one doesn’t make me happy- it’ll get us all) – OR she needs to lay off the plastic stat- the veneer kinda does seem to be cracking

  5. Muffy says:

    Trump doesn’t know what the world bank is.

    • Esmom says:

      No fu%^ing kidding. I don’t know how much more I can take of him, and I’ve been saying this since before he was even elected.

      The new thing I’m hearing from his supporters is “how much worse off are you, really, since he took office?” Their selective hearing/vision is beyond belief.

    • Incredulous says:

      I do, it’s the bank of the world, it’s bigly, you know… the world, the world is bigger than most people know, it’s amazing. Wouldn’t it be great if we got one of those world engines from shuperman of steel just going THRUUUUMMMMM THRUUUMMMM, building things in other countries, showing them how great America can make them, maybe then the illegal terror caravans can go there instead, thank you, God bless America.

  6. Jocey says:

    “it would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism” OH MY FUCKING GOD. It’s like, the definition of nepotism. LITERALLY. According to Merriam-Webster, nepotism is “favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship.”

  7. KellySunshine says:

    I’m not American, so I don’t necessarily follow all the Trump Drama, but didn’t Donald Trump go on and on (and on and on) about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issues, only to have his daughter do the same darned thing?

    • Lightpurple says:

      Yes. And she is still doing it despite being caught twice

    • jwoolman says:

      Kellysunshine- yes, but can’t hear the cries of “But her emails!” directed at Princess Ivanka for some obscure reason. I realize Trump has no idea how e-mail works, but the media has no excuse. They let him decide the news agenda and as a result it was hard to find out what Hillary was actually saying about the issues.

      Hillary’s server was actually more secure than the government’s servers at the time. They were trying to make things more secure so she really should have just gone along with the new rules, but she certainly was following the spirit of the rules. She archived everything work-related and had two lawyers check all her personal email before deletion in case there was something that needed to be archived. And she used the State Dept server when handling any material properly marked classified.

      Previous Secretaries of State used AOL for their email…. and the George W. Bush Administration deleted huge gobs of government related material for who knows what reasons. I think the number was in the millions. Hillary deleted about 33,000 non-work emails, which is a small number for someone using email extensively. I easily deleted that much myself every few months.

      Of course, the FBI could and undoubtedly did recover any deleted emails because they have excellent data recovery software. Also they could collect some from the recipients. But my bet is that they just ran their recovery programs and poof, enough was still there to verify that she was telling the truth. The computer just marks space for potential future use when you delete a file or email message. I can understand why they are not anxious to advertise their skills in that matter, though.

  8. KBeth says:

    “She’s very good with numbers”…..she can count how many pairs of shoes are in her walk in closet.

  9. Swack says:

    Um, maybe I should be nominated to head the World Bank as I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and know lots about numbers. Or maybe not as I don’t know lots about the banking industry – which she probably doesn’t have knowledge about.

  10. Jerusha says:

    Since others have covered her ignorance and non-qualifications, I’ll just comment on her looks. Poor girl, those homely trump genes are really pushing through. All the PS in the world can’t correct for that.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Her mother is looking rather rough and should be a warning to her what happens with too much plastic surgery

      • whatWHAT? says:

        and she’s already starting to look rough…esp when she tries to smile.

        those giant teeth…*shudder*

    • They all really look like dear old dad don’t they? All except for the youngest, I think. I’ll never forget when someone said Eric trump looks like a lamprey, and honestly, they all do. Sometimes life throws us a bone. Lol

    • Christin says:

      They are the bigliest genes, you know.

      Seriously, she is reverting back to her true face. Her stepmother already looks like a cat woman, and her mother (as LP mentioned) is looking harsh. Given how superficial their lives are, not aging well may be a punishment that would affect them. Nothing else seems to shame them.

  11. SJR says:

    Now I have a pounding headache, again. Thanks Don.
    Sweet Jesus, that man proves his stupidity every time he speaks.

    Imagine how angry actual diplomats must be when he says bs like this.
    Good with numbers? WTF? I can balance my own checkbook without a pen, paper, or calculator…can I head the World Bank? I mean, I’ve got some free time, why not?

    Trump= Idiot. Crook. Liar. Dangerous tool. Just another day stuck in this current bs. (Sigh)

  12. Sean says:

    Meanwhile, Trump is is denying he knows anything about Wikileaks despite existing footage from 2016 showing him praising them.

    Next on “As Democracy Burns…”

    Btw, whatever happened to the conmenter named Eric? The one who’d pop into the political stories and proclaim “Mueller was coming for Trump, state charges would get ‘em, etc.” Unless I’ve missed something, he’s been suspiciously absent since Barr’s letter. Hopefully he’s just too busy to respond on a gossip website. I’d love to read on of his optimistic viewpoints again. Especially with the purging at DHS and the Secret Service as well as Trump doubling-down on his rhetoric that migrants are animals and criminals.

  13. Harryg says:

    I want to vomit, vomit, vomit all over the world.

  14. PaulY says:

    Translation: She’s really good at (fudging the) numbers.

  15. Karen2 says:

    Blah blah blah. Such a troll story. The fly in the ointment is that actually a lot of appointees to world bodies ie UN are in fact moronic relatives of or brown nosers to presidents of various countries. Next!

  16. minnie mouse says:

    We would be in a monetary tragedy if Ivanka was head of the world bank.