Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that his daughter, Ivanka, could be part of his White House cabinet on Aug. 3 in Jacksonville, Florida (video below).
Angelia Savage, who co-hosts "The Chat" for First Coast News, disclosed that she used to work for Trump and asked her former boss which females he would name to his cabinet.
Well, we have so many different ones to choose. I can tell you everybody would say, "Put Ivanka in, put Ivanka in," you know that, right? She’s very popular, she’s done very well, and you know Ivanka very well. 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.
Savage then asked, "Am I going to be in the cabinet?"
Trump told the audience again how talented she is.
Savage asked if that was a "yes," and Trump stated, "Sounds like it to me."
"We’re looking good," Savage replied. "Awesome."
While Savage voiced her enthusiasm, 70 percent of (mostly) Republican insiders told Politico this week that they want Trump to drop out of the race.
The news site surveyed GOP activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states, the majority of whom felt Trump was hurting Republican candidates in those states. Even though most wanted Trump to quit, they conceded it is unlikely he will.
"I’d rather take our chances with nearly anyone else than continue with this certain loser who will likely cost the Senate and much more," a New Hampshire Republican told Politico.
"The effect Trump is having on down-ballot races has the potential to be devastating in November," a Florida Republican stated. "His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans. Trump’s divisive rhetoric to the Hispanic community at large has the potential to be devastating for years to come."
If Trump were to drop out, the Republican Party’s rules say that a 168-member panel from all the states and territories would choose the new nominee; there would also have to be a reconvening of the party's convention.