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Trump Declines To Name Women He'd Put In His Cabinet Besides Daughter Ivanka

"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.”

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Donald Trump declined to name any possible women he would name to his cabinet as president on Wednesday, instead naming his daughter Ivanka and the woman interviewing him as possible cabinet members.

"Well, we have so many different ones to choose," Trump told First Coast News in Florida. Trump was speaking with Angelia Savage, who hosts The Chat on the channel; she previously worked for the Trump Organization. The Chat later aired the full answer to the question.

"I can tell you everybody would say, 'Put Ivanka in, put Ivanka in,’ you know that, right?" Trump said. "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.”

Trump then told Savage he would put her in his cabinet.

Here's the transcript of the exchange, provided by First Coast News:

SAVAGE: …who you would actually put into office as one of your first female, in your cabinet?”

TRUMP: 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: Is this breaking news? Am I gonna be in the cabinet?

TRUMP: But Angelia is — she is very talented.

SAVAGE: Is that a yes?

TRUMP: Sounds like it to me.

SAVAGE: We're looking good. Awesome.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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