President Trump touted his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump as a possible replacement for Nikki Haley as United Nations Ambassador, and now Ivanka has spoken about the issue.
Ivanka Trump says she will stay in her current role and will not be Haley’s replacement.
According to The Hill:
“President Trump said that his daughter Ivanka Trump would be “dynamite” as an ambassador to the United Nations, but conceded that he would be accused of nepotism if he appointed her to replace outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley.
“I want to tell you, the people… know that Ivanka would be dynamite. But, you know, I’d then be accused of nepotism, if you can believe it,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to depart the White House for a campaign rally in Iowa.
“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” he continued. “You’d be accused of nepotism, even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”
A short time after Trump spoke about potential replacements, Ivanka Trump ruled out the possibility of replacing Haley herself.
“I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me,” the president’s oldest daughter and senior adviser tweeted.”