According to Grim and Ufberg, a source tells them that World Bank President Ivanka Trump “came incredibly close to happening.” Part of the president’s disgraced presentation was Ivanka’s previous two years of experience working “closely with World Bank leadership” on her failed Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). Ivanka’s failure of a crowning achievement came after he was publicly shamed for doing it something all which at least made her appear to be a prolific member of the public service.
That W-BBP was the program the Trump administration used as a public relations smokescreen after ending Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” program and putting the Trump signature on the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowermentnt Act (WEEE law). The Trumps also got the Saudis to announce a $100 million donation to Ivanka’s W-GDP, an announcement that by chance took place at about the same time that Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, reportedly completed negotiations with the Saudi government for a record-breaking $110 billion arms deal.
At the time, Ivanka’s vaguely defined fund, which promised “codify gender analysis and provide targeted funding for the women’s programs of 10 US government agencies,” it sounded much like the handful of programs the Trump administration had cut and dismantled. The fact that it would soon be revealed as a nebulous, inexplicable and ill-defined mess is exactly what anyone with two sticks to rub against each other could have predicted.
According to the Intercept, the fact that Mnuchin was a powerful Hollywood producer gave him just enough influence with Donald Trump to keep him from appointing his terrible moral and business daughter to the World Bank position. The reason Mnuchin had influence was simple: Mnuchin was “a representative of the set whose approval Trump longed for.” Donald – as a high school student struggling with the beginnings of an identity, puberty and a new school – believes the Hollywood elites are the cool kids, and he wants them to like him.