Donald Trump Suggests Appointing Ivanka Trump as First Woman to His Cabinet: ‘She’s Very Popular’

Keeping it all in the family. Donald Trump suggested in a new interview that he might name daughter Ivanka Trump as the first woman in his cabinet if he wins the election to become the 45th President of the United States. Watch what he said in the video above.

During a Thursday, August 4, appearance on Florida’s The Chat, the Republican presidential nominee, 70, explained why Ivanka could potentially earn a spot among his political counsel.

"I can tell you everybody would say, 'Put Ivanka in! Put Ivanka in!' You know that, right?” he told journalist Angelica Savage. “She’s very popular, she’s done very well.”

After he sang the praises of his eldest daughter (he also shares 22-year-old Tiffany with ex-wife Marla Maples), he told Savage that she could be a valuable asset on his cabinet as well. The 44-year-old broadcaster, who once reigned as Miss Florida when Trump was still associated with the Miss USA pageant, used to work for the Trump Organization.

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex and produced by Chronicle of the Horse where Land Rover was the official vehicle on September 18, 2014 in New York City.
Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend the Central Park Horse Show on September 18, 2014 in NYC. Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Land Rover

"There really are so many people that are really talented people," the businessman told Savage. "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?" the bubbly blonde quipped. "Is that a yes?"

Donald Trump walks on stage after his daughter, Ivanka Trump, introduced him during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Donald Trump walks on stage after his daughter, Ivanka Trump, introduced him during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

"Sounds like it to me — looking good to me," the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host joked.

When it comes to Ivanka, 34, the shoe designer is unsure about a future in politics. Though her powerful speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, lit up social media with pleas for the striking mom of three to run for president, she isn’t thinking about following in her father’s footsteps anytime soon.

“It's not something I've ever been inclined to do, but I'm 34, so who knows?" the entrepreneur — who’s married to investor Jared Kushner — told Town & Country last December. "At this point, I would never even contemplate it, but that doesn't mean that when I'm 50 I won't have a change of heart."


Watch the video above.

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