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Trump: Picking Ivanka for UN Ambassador Would Lead to Nepotism Accusations

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By    |   Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:47 PM

President Donald Trump said Tuesday his daughter Ivanka Trump would make a great U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but picking her would lead people to accuse him of nepotism.

Trump answered questions before climbing aboard Marine One for a trip to Iowa. In the wake of Tuesday morning's news that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will depart her post at the end of the year, talk of a replacement was on the White House press corps' minds.

Trump said Dina Powell, his former deputy national security adviser for strategy, "is under consideration.

"We have actually many names," Trump said. "Nikki has been great. Nikki is going to be working along with us and helping us with the choice. She is going to help us for 2020. And Nikki is a great friend of mine."

Trump then threw out Ivanka's name as another contender, although there would be a catch.

"What about Ivanka? How great would Ivanka be?" he said to the media.

When asked if Ivanka Trump is someone under consideration for the job, the president was evasive.

"I'd then be accused of nepotism, if you can believe it," Trump said. "I think Ivanka would be incredible, that doesn't mean I'd pick her because you'd be accused of nepotism — even though I'm not sure there's anybody more competent in the world, but that's OK. We are looking at numerous people."

Earlier Tuesday, when Haley announced her resignation from the Oval Office, she complimented Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — both who currently work in the West Wing as senior advisers. Those comments sparked speculation Trump's daughter could be the next U.N. ambassador.

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