Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Ivanka Trump, his daughter, would be “dynamite” as the US ambassador to the United Nations, however, he conceded that he would definitely be accused of nepotism if he actually appointed her to replace the outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley.
“I want to tell you, the people… know that Ivanka would be dynamite. But, you know, I’d then be accused of nepotism, if you can believe it,” Donald Trump told reporters while he prepared to leave the White House to go tell lies at a campaign rally held in Iowa.
“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” Trump continued. “You’d be accused of nepotism, even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.” Yes, he really said that. The American president can’t think of anyone better to be an ambassador to the UN than his daughter. This is a disturbing show of the narrowness of his worldview.
Trump said he is considering giving Dina Powell the job. Powell previously was the deputy national security adviser to the president and focused mainly on Middle East policy, but later left the administration in early 2018.
A short time after Donald Trump spoke about some potential replacements, Ivanka Trump directly ruled out the possibility of being the one to replace Haley.
“I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me,” the narrow-minded president’s senior adviser and oldest daughter tweeted.
During Haley’s time as U.N. ambassador, she supported several key Trump administration programs, including the disastrous relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This sparked protest by Palestinians at the border, where Israeli soldiers killed 60 protestors in cold blood and injured 2000 others, shooting at their legs with sniper rifles. Haley then echoed the president’s dishonest criticism of the United Nations’ denunciation of Israel’s human rights violations, demonstrating an astonishing lack of value for human life.
Nikki Haley and President Trump declared earlier Tuesday that she will be exiting the administration by 2018’s end in what the two said is an amicable departure. Donald Trump said Haley told him about her plans six months ago, saying and that she hoped to “take a break” from working in government.
Trump said while he left the White House that Nikki Haley would help him in the search for a replacement. The president said that he plans to choose a replacement by two to three weeks from now.
Haley dismissed the talk of her making a presidential primary against Donald Trump, telling the reporters Tuesday she is “not running for 2020” and that she will support the Trump’s re-election bid.