President Donald Trump is considering four people to be his next UN ambassador: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Dina Powell, the current ambassadors to Canada and Germany, Kelly Craft and Richard Grenell, and John James, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Michigan, according to people familiar with the matter.
The people asked not to be identified because Trump hasn’t made a decision. Top White House aides have also discussed nominating Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump if no front-runner emerges.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her nomination to replace former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in the job, partly due to issues that arose around a nanny Nauert once employed.
Back in October, Ivanka shot down reports that she might succeed Nikki Haley after her father declared she would be “dynamite” in the role. But here we are again.
I have no reason to believe Ivanka Trump would want to leave her post in DC as a senior adviser to the president, but top aides have discussed the possibility of nominating Ivanka if no frontrunner emerges for UN ambassador, whose HQ is in NYC. https://t.co/PcBkBkhJWL
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 18, 2019