Ivanka Denies Speculation About She Replacing U.N. Ambassador Haley

Ivanka Trump on Tuesday dismissed the reports that she is set to replace U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Ivanka’s statement came shortly after President Donald Trump also dismissed the possibility.

“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 wrote in a tweet.

CNN reported that Trump’s daughter, who is one of the senior advisers of the White House, addressed the speculation that she might be the replacement for Haley roughly an hour after Trump told reporters outside the White House that Ivanka would be “dynamite” at the job.

“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” the President said. “You’d be accused of nepotism, even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.”

Meanwhile, the President said former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is among those being considered for the position. Powell, who focused on Middle East policy, left the administration at the beginning of the year.

Trump went on to say the administration is looking at “numerous people” to succeed Haley but did not provide any additional names of potential candidates.

Trump announced earlier Tuesday that Haley will exit the administration by the end of 2018 in what the two portrayed as an amicable departure. Trump said Haley informed him of her plans six months ago, and that she wanted to “take a break” from public service.

Trump said as he left the White House that Haley would assist in the search for her replacement. The President said he plans to settle on a replacement in the next two to three weeks.

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