Following Nikki Haley’s announcement she would be stepping down as US ambassador to the United Nations by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, said she would not replace Haley as the American envoy to the UN.
“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 tweeted.
Social media users appeared to be glad to learn that Donald Trump’s senior adviser was not going to represent the country on the international arena, stressing that she was not qualified for the job.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One earlier this week, Donald Trump revealed he was considering five candidates who could possibly replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.
The US president singled out his former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, saying that “Dina’s certainly a person I would consider, and she is under consideration.”
He also told journalists that his daughter Ivanka would be a great choice, but he would be accused of nepotism; at the same time, POTUS denied speculation that the ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell was one of the five under consideration. He, however, didn’t exclude the chance of adding his name to the list.