Ivanka Would Be A ‘Dynamite’ At UN: Trump

WASHINGTON — US Presi­dent Donald Trump says his daughter Ivanka would be “incredible” as an ambassa­dor to the United Nations if he appointed her to replace outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley, but he would face ac­cusations of nepotism.

“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 on Tuesday.

“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” he said. “You’d be accused of nepotism, even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”

Sitting with Haley in the Oval Office of the White House earlier in the day, Trump con­firmed that she would leave at the end of the year, saying she wants to “take a break” from public service.

The US president said Haley informed him about her intentions six months ago, adding that the outgoing ambassador would help him make the final pick for her re­placement.

Trump said he was con­sidering several candidates for Haley’s job and that the next US ambassador would be named in two or three weeks.

Before departing the White House for Iowa, Trump said he was looking at Dina Powell to succeed Haley. Powell previously served as the US president’s deputy na­tional security adviser and fo­cused on Middle East policy, but left the administration at the beginning of this year.

CNN once called her “Ivanka Trump’s woman in the White House.

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