President Donald Trump is considering four people to be his next UN ambassador.
President Trump is reportedly eyeing four possible candidates for the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN) after his pick withdrew from consideration.
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 are his top picks.
Seeing Powell’s name on the list is certainly surprising, though, considering she told Trump in October she didn’t want the job, CNN reports.
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.
The president had previously floated the idea of his daughter getting the U.N. ambassador role, saying “everyone” wants it and she would be “incredible,” although he suggested this probably wouldn’t happen because “I can already hear the chants of Nepotism!” Ivanka Trump in October reportedly “laughed” off speculation that she would get the job.
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. The nanny was a legal U.S. immigrant but wasn’t authorized to work, according to two people familiar with the matter.