President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that his daughter, senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump, would be an “incredible” U.N. ambassador, CNN reports. “I’ve heard a lot of names. I’ve heard Ivanka. How good would Ivanka be?” Trump said Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House. “I think Ivanka would be incredible, but it doesn’t mean I’d pick her. Because I’d be accused of nepotism even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world.” Current U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday told Trump that she will be leaving the administration before the end of the year, prompting questions about who will take her place. Trump reiterated later that his daughter would be a “dynamite” ambassador, and the White House was considering “many names” for the role. He also said he expects to announce his replacement for Haley in the next “two to three weeks.”
In a tweet Tuesday, Ivanka Trump announced she would not be Haley’s replacement. “It is an honor 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. Trump also told reporters Tuesday evening that he currently had five people on his shortlist for Haley's replacement, including former deputy national security advisor Dina Powell.