Donald Trump pushes Ivanka's suitability for United Nations ambassador role

Donald Trump pushes Ivanka's suitability for United Nations ambassador role

But Trump told reporters at the White House before embarking on Marine One that, while Ivanka would be incredible in the role, he would face accusations of nepotism if he selected her.

Haley, who is 46 and not personally wealthy, hinted in her resignation letter to Trump that she is headed to the private sector. She talked tough on her very first day, promising her colleagues in NY that she would be on constant watch for those countries that cooperated with the United States, those that gave the United States trouble, and those that actively worked to undermine it. "Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do".

Despite some disagreements, he said, "we established a working relationship that was particularly close and trusting". "And the president proved that".

Before she was named by Trump to her United Nations post, Haley was elected the first female governor of SC.

Here are several things to know about Trump's first ambassador to the world body.

Trump said he was considering many candidates for Haley's job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks. "We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked". "We will make points to respond to that accordingly", she said. Like all of her predecessors, Haley was constantly obstructed by Moscow and Beijing's veto at the Security Council, a tool the Russians in particular have used to bottle up the process, block United Nations reports that paint them in a negative light, and water down resolutions that would turn out far weaker than Washington would like.

That move, which was hailed by Israel but derided by many US allies in the Middle East and Europe, was cited by Haley in her remarks alongside Trump on October 9.

Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner both work in the White House as high-level unpaid advisers.

During her tenure, the United States broke with traditional UN positions on the Palestinians, withdrew from UNESCO and cut funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, and abandoned the UN Human Rights Council as biased against Israel.

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Other achievements she has claimed credit for include cutting the United Nations budget by $1.3 billion; imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan; passing three sets of sanctions on North Korea; and highlighting what she said was Iran's continuing efforts to destabilize the Middle East: "Bringing attention to the world that every country needs to understand you can't overlook all of the bad things they're doing; you have to see them for the threat that they are".

Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

White House officials had sought to put a hold on Trump's record-setting turnover in the run-up to the November 6 elections, with aides being asked months ago to step down or commit to stay through Election Day to avoid adding to a sense of turmoil. On Russia, for example, she has been an outspoken critic, putting her at odds with Trump, who has regularly called for a more conciliatory approach toward Moscow. She was re-elected in 2014. "They are systematic. The United States has evidence of consistent and wide-ranging Russian violations". And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss of one of the highest-profile women in the administration at a time when women's votes are being vigorously pursued.

"Dina", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One, "would love it".

And in an op-ed article published in The Washington Post, she put a marker down on her willingness to challenge Trump.

Haley said she will remain in her post until the end of 2018.

Ivanka Trump quickly shut that speculation down, addressing the rumors in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon.

She gave no reason for the move or what her next step would be except to say she did not plan to run in 2020 and would campaign for Trump's reelection. Powell was formerly a deputy national security advisor in the Trump administration, and CNBC reports that she is in talks with "senior members of the administration" about the job.

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