President Donald Trump is floating a shortlist of candidates to replace United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley but the first person he appeared to be floating was his daughter, Ivanka Trump. “How good would Ivanka be?” the president told reporters before leaving for a campaign rally in Iowa, adding she would be ‘dynamite.’ “I think Ivanka would be incredible. That doesn’t mean I’d — you know, 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,” the president added “But we are looking at numerous people.”
Ivanka Trump put the rumours to rest in a tweet. “It is an honour to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me,” she wrote. This isn’t the first time that nepotism has come up with President Trump. He gave high-ranking jobs at the White House to Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.