Although the United States has the largest voting block (16%) at the World Bank, this does not mean that the choice of David Malpass will not and should n0t meet with a challenge. This is a terrible pick for a simple reason, Malpass like all Trump appointees does not believe in the very institutions that they are charged to run. We have seen this time and time again. A process of destruction from within.
Emerging markets and the nations within them can not afford a known critic at the helm of the World Bank. Malpass will create tension with China, pull back on needed investment in the poorest nations and try to put the indicia of Trumpisim on the World Bank. The clear preference of the Trump Administration is isolationism and this is not the policy that the World Bank needs.
If there is a challenger from a developing region it is hoped that he or she can muster the votes to stop Malpass although this is highly unlikely. In the alternative the nomination of Malpass should be withdrawn. Trump administration views on climate change and development resources prove that Malpass is the hatchet man for these misguided policies. He talks a good game, but he has the Trump isolationist, America First agenda as his real focus. This is a terrible nomination and it must be opposed.