Trump while speaking to the media in the White House claimed that there was no one more competent for the open vacancy of UN Ambassador than his daughter Ivanka. Nikki Hailey had announced her resignation from the position of UN Ambassador to The United States. Trump named her second child as a ‘dynamite’.
Trump was telling reporters that the name of the 36-year-old was being discussed for the post but said if he selected her then he’d be accused of nepotism. Nikki Hailey decided to leave the administration by the end of 2018. She was an ardent supporter of the Trump policies. She supported Trump in breaking JCPOA (Iranian Deal) and in ending the Palestine refugees fund in UN. Trump praised Nikki Haley for doing a good job as an ambassador.
When potential replacements were discussed for the role of Nikki Haley, Trump appeared to be quite enthusiastic and energetic regarding his daughter Ivanka. He said, “I’ve heard Ivanka, how good would Ivanka be?”
It has nothing to do with nepotism but people who know know that Ivanka would be dynamite. I’d be accused of nepotism even if there’s no one more competent in the world. (added Trump when enquired about her daughter as a potential candidate for the UN Ambassador position).
Later, in a tweet Ms Ivanka rejected any possibility of serving as UN ambassador.
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.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) 9 October 2018
Trump met Halley in Oval House and called her a very Special Person. He said that he knew about her resignation around six months ago because she wanted to spend time with her family. Halley paid tributes to Ivanka and her husband who are currently serving president as advisers. She said that both of them do enough good things in the background which never get publicized. She said that she wished more people knew about their efforts.
Ms Haley had previously served as governor of South Carolina.