#NikkiHaleyResigns: Ivanka would be 'dynamite' at UN, says Trump
US President Donald Trump said he is certain that his daughter Ivanka would be "dynamite" as the US Ambassador to the UN, but conceded that he would be "accused of nepotism" if he selected her to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley. Haley, 46, announced yesterday she would resign from her post as the US Ambassador to the UN effective at the end of 2018.
As President Trump heaped praise on Haley's performance during her tenure as the envoy to the world body, he said many people would like to replace her. Trump said that he expects to name a replacement for Haley in the next "two to three weeks" and that he would be talking about candidates with the former South Carolina Governor and others.
When asked about some possible names, Trump picked Ivanka's name saying she "would be incredible." "That doesn't mean I'd pick her, because you'd be accused of nepotism, but it's nothing to do with that. Even though I'm not sure there's anybody more competent in the world. The people that know, know that Ivanka would be dynamite," replied Trump to a question.
Speculation that Ivanka would take on the post mounted after Haley praised her and her husband, Jared Kushner, while discussing her resignation at the Oval Office. Soon after the President's remarks, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to rule herself out of the running for ambassadorship.
It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 9, 2018