The next UN ambassador

Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller highlights potential choices to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has five names in mind to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump identified only one person on the list: Dina Powell, a former deputy national security adviser to Trump.

“Dina would love it,” Trump said. …

… The decision touched off widespread speculation about who could replace Haley, a former South Carolina governor.

Ivanka Trump was floated as a possible replacement, as was Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany. Trump said that Grenell is not one of the five under consideration, though he is open to considering adding his name to the list.

Trump told reporters that Grenell is “doing so well” as ambassador to Germany “that I wouldn’t want to move him.”

“I’d personally rather keep Ric where he is.”

Ivanka Trump removed herself from consideration in a statement issued on Twitter.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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