U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday mentioned he would contemplate deciding on Goldman Sachs govt and former White Home adviser Dina Powell as the subsequent U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and he shot down hypothesis he would faucet his daughter Ivanka for the put up.
Trump spoke to reporters on the White Home earlier than departing for an occasion in Iowa, hours after saying that present U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley would step down on the finish of the yr. He mentioned Haley would assist him make the ultimate decide for her alternative.
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Powell served within the first yr of the Trump administration because the Deputy Nationwide Safety Adviser for technique, and was a key participant in diplomatic efforts within the Center East. She returned to Goldman Sachs, the place she labored for greater than a decade, earlier this yr. She additionally was a high-ranking official within the State Division of the earlier Republican president, George W. Bush, in keeping with the Harvard Kennedy Faculty, the place she is a senior fellow.
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Hypothesis that Ivanka Trump would tackle the put up mounted after Haley praised her and her husband, Jared Kushner, in discussing her resignation within the Oval Workplace on Tuesday morning. However Trump instructed reporters on the White Home earlier than embarking on Marine One which, whereas Ivanka could be unbelievable within the position, he would face accusations of nepotism if he chosen her.