By COLlive reporter
Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump ruled out the possibility to her leaving Washington, DC to replace Nikki Haley as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.
“Ambassador Haley has served America with dignity + distinction,” the First Daughter wrote on Twitter after Haley announced her resignation on Tuesday, a move that was not expected by the public.
Trump said Haley “is a bold reformer and has been an unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity within the United Nations. Jared and I are grateful for her friendship — a true blessing in our lives!”
Following the announcement, names began swirling around as possible replacements for Haley who has been a fierce defender of Israel and its right to exist. One of them is former deputy national security advisor Dina Powell.
Speaking to the media on the South Lawn of the White House, President Donald Trump commented: “I’ve heard a lot of names. I’ve heard Ivanka. How good would Ivanka be? I think Ivanka would be incredible, but it doesn’t mean I’d pick her. Because I’d be accused of nepotism even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”
Trump reiterated later that his daughter would be a “dynamite” ambassador, and the White House was considering “many names” for the role, according to reports.
But Ivanka Trump, who is Jewish herself, put an end to that speculation when she tweeted: “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.”