President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to signal he will not nominate his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
He used a tweet to say it is “nice” that “everyone” wants his daughter to be the U.S. envoy to the global body. But then he added this: “She would be incredible, but I can already hear the chants of Nepotism!”
So nice, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador. She would be incredible, but I can already hear the chants of Nepotism! We have great people that want the job.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2018
Trump also wrote that he has other “great people that want the job” that will be vacated at the end of the year when Nikki Haley officially resigns.
Dina Powell, a former deputy national security adviser in the Trump White House, was considered the frontrunner to replace Haley. But she reportedly has withdrawn her name from consideration.
For her part, Ivanka Trump tweeted about speculation earlier this week that he is interested in the UN job.
She called it an “honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues,” adding of Haley’s successor: “That replacement will not be me.”
Watch: Trump Discusses Potential UN Ambassador Replacements