Trump Floats Putting Daughter Ivanka In His Cabinet

| by Robert Fowler
Ivanka Trump stumping for her father on the campaign trailIvanka Trump stumping for her father on the campaign trail

GOP nominee Donald Trump has always spoken highly of his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

When a reporter asked Trump to name specific women he would appoint to his cabinet, the business mogul only suggested his daughter and the journalist who had asked him the question would make the cut, the Daily Mail reports.

On Aug. 3, Trump conducted a brief interview with Angelia Savage, a previous employee of his. Savage asked the business mogul who he would appoint to his cabinet.

“Well, we have so many different ones to choose," Trump responded. “I can tell you everybody would say, ‘Put Ivanka in, put Ivanka in,’ you know that, right?”

Ivanka has remained among the most popular members of the GOP nominee’s family. Before her father selected Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as his running mate, Ivanka had been floated as a long shot possibility.

“You know, the Trump family is most impressive,” Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said when he removed himself from contention for the GOP vice presidential nomination, The Oregonian reports. “His best running mate, by the way, would be Ivanka.”

Corker added that Ivanka Trump was a “composed, brilliant, beautiful-in-every-way person.”

Eric Trump, Ivanka’s brother, seconded Corker’s endorsement, stating: “She’s certainly got my vote… She’s got the beautiful looks, right? She’s got -- she’s smart. She’s smart, she’s smart," Raw Story reported on July 27.

While Trump did not select Ivanka to make for the first father-daughter presidential ticket, the GOP nominee indicated that he might seek her as an unspecified cabinet member.

“She’s very popular, she’s done very well..." Trump told Savage, according to the Daily Mail. "...But there really are so many that are really talented people -- like you, you’re so talented, but I don’t know if your viewers know that."

While Trump’s suggestions may be good news for Ivanka and Savage, women voters may be disappointed that the GOP nominee did not name any women who were not already a part of his close inner circle.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to slam Trump for seemingly giving a flippant answer to Savage’s question, suggesting that the business mogul consult the 2012 GOP nominee, former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.

“We know a guy with a binder...  (He might not take your calls, though)," Clinton tweeted on Aug. 4.

Ivanka Trump has previously defended her father’s feminist credentials, stating, “He always told me and showed me that I could do anything I set my mind to if I married vision and passion with work ethic," The Oregonian reports.

Sources: WTLV, The OregonianHillary Clinton/Twitter, Daily MailRaw Story / Photo Credit: Marc Nozell/Flickr

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