Hours After Haley Resignation, Trump Floats Surprise Suggestion for Her Replacement


President Donald Trump made a surprising suggestion for the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The current ambassador, Nikki Haley, announced her resignation on Tuesday and plans to leave the position at the end of the year.

In her resignation letter, Haley cited her long career in public office as part of her reason for leaving.

“Between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in public office for fourteen straight years,” Haley wrote. “As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.”

Trump praised Haley’s work in the U.N. and the progress his administration has made on a number of “problems,” including North Korea.

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That leaves the question of who the replacement will be.

Talking to reporters about potential successors to Haley, Trump suggested that his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, would be a good candidate.

“I’ve heard a lot of names. I’ve heard Ivanka. How good would Ivanka be?” Trump said, as reported by CNN.

Would Ivanka be a good United Nations ambassador?

However, Trump quickly expressed doubt that his suggestion would work out.

“I think Ivanka would be incredible, but it doesn’t mean I’d pick her,” Trump said.

It’s possible that Trump’s elder daughter could have been a decent ambassador to the U.N.

She does have some experience with foreign affairs. One example is the time she sat with international leaders at the G-20 Summit last summer. She also acts as an adviser to her father in the White House.

When Haley took the U.N. job, foreign policy wasn’t a big part of her background. Previously, Haley was the governor of South Carolina and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

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However, Ivanka has already eliminated all hope for those wanting to see her in the position.

“It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me,” she wrote on Twitter.

Other options for Trump include former Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell and current U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, according to The Daily Caller.

I’m sure Trump will pick the right person for the job, but it would have been interesting to see how his daughter would do.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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