'She's Very Popular': Donald Trump Suggests He'd Name Ivanka Trump as First Woman to His Cabinet
Asked who his first female pick would be, the 70-year-old businessman suggested someone close to his heart – his daughter Ivanka Trump.
“I can tell you everybody would say, ‘Put Ivanka in! Put Ivanka in!’ you know that, right?” he told Florida journalist Angelica Savage, a cohost on First Coast News’ afternoon program The Chat.
“She’s very popular, she’s done very well,” he continued.
Savage could be a good pick too, he went on to suggest. The 44-year-old previously worked for the Trump Organization, is a former Miss Florida and claims to have known Donald for “probably 20 years now.”
“There really are so many people that are really talented people,” Donald said, “Like you – you’re so talented, but I don’t know if your viewers know that.”
“Is this breaking news? Am I going to be in the cabinet?” she joked. “Is that a yes?”
“Sounds like it to me – looking good to me,” he joked.
The GOP presidential candidate failed to name any other women he would add to the Cabinet of the United States – a group composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government.
Cabinet members are nominated by the president and then confirmed or rejected by a simple majority of the Senate. The president may dismiss or reappoint cabinet members at will.
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Despite her rousing speech at the Republican National Convention last month and the work she’s done for her father on the campaign trail, Ivanka has been coy about whether she wants to explore a political career or would take a more formal role if her father is elected president.
“My life is chaotic right now,” the 34-year-old told PEOPLE. “I’m exhausted 90 percent of the time.”
She does have a pretty full plate, between raising her three kids – Arabella Rose, 5, Joseph Frederick, 2, and 3-month-old Theodore James – with husband Jared Kushner, working for the Trump Organization alongside her brothers, running a website devoted to helping working women, and helming her own personal brand of Ivanka Trump shoes, diamonds and more.
Of all those gigs though, she places motherhood first.
“Being a mother is the most rewarding experience, but also the most wild and stressful,” Ivanka said.