Trump Complains That Cries of ‘Nepotism’ Would Stop Him From Sending ‘Dynamite’ Ivanka to UN

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Nikki Haley surprisingly stepped down from her position as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday, and speculation of who would take her place included President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Some of the speculation came about when Haley sang the praises of the president’s daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, after she announced her resignation. She even called Kushner a “hidden genius that no one understands.”

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Reporters asked President Trump on Wednesday if he would consider Ivanka Trump for the position.

“How good would Ivanka be?” he responded. “[…] But I’d then be accused of nepotism, if can you believe it.”

Ivanka Trump is already serving in the Trump administration as an “assistant to the president.” She is officially an unpaid federal employee.

The Justice Department allowed the move since it would be a position close to President Trump. However, an appointment as U.N. ambassador may violate nepotism law under 5 U.S. Code § 3110.

“I think Ivanka would be incredible,” the president said. “That doesn’t mean I’d pick her because you’d be accused of nepotism even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world, but that’s OK.”

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Despite the president’s praises, Ivanka Trump announced on Twitter on Tuesday that she would not replace Haley as ambassador:

According to CBS News, a likely candidate is Dina Powell, who is a former deputy national security adviser to the president. Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that she is in consideration.

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Seymour Butts
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Seymour Butts

Actually, Ivanka is too lefty for me. We need someone who will call out the UN for every act of hypocrisy they commit. In other words, the next UN ambassador should prepare to be VERY busy and COMBATIVE!!!

Screwtape
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So the precedents set by John and John Quincy Adams mean nothing?How about JFK having his brother Bobby as Attorney General?
Does using family pets as White House mascots count?

1ntrepid
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1ntrepid

So Trumpov wants to be a nespot?

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