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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Trump insists his daughter Ivanka would be an 'incredible' replacement for departing UN ambassador

Donald Trump says his daughter Ivanka would be incredible as UN ambassador (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Donald Trump says his daughter Ivanka would be incredible as UN ambassador (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

US President Donald Trump has said his daughter Ivanka would be an "incredible" replacement for departing UN ambassador Nikki Haley.

Mr Trump said he had heard his daughter's name discussed for the post but said he knows he would be accused of nepotism if he selected her.

Donald Trump with Nikki Haley in the Oval Office (Evan Vucci/AP)
Donald Trump with Nikki Haley in the Oval Office (Evan Vucci/AP)

The president said former aide Dina Powell is under consideration to replace Ms Haley, who announced earlier in the day that she would be stepping down from the role at the end of the year.

Ms Powell served as deputy national security adviser to Mr Trump for most of his first year in the White House and departed in mid-January.

She previously worked for Goldman Sachs and served in President George W Bush's administration.

The timing of Ms Haley's resignation announcement was surprising, coming just weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

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