President Donald Trump says former aide Dina Powell is under consideration to replace departing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Trump told reporters Tuesday that he has heard his daughter Ivanka Trump’s name discussed for the post. He says she’d be “incredible” in the role, but he knows if he selected her he’d be accused of nepotism.
Powell served as deputy national security adviser to Trump for most of his first year in the White House, departing in mid-January. She previously worked for Goldman Sachs and served in President George W. Bush’s administration.
Trump and Haley announced Tuesday that she will be departing the administration at the end of the year. The timing of the announcement was surprising, coming just weeks ahead of the midterm elections.
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