And President Trump didn't help quell the concerns, telling reporters his daughter "would be dynamite," and mocked those who would accuse him of nepotism, "even though I'm not sure anybody more competent in the world."
"I've heard a lot of names. I've heard Ivanka. ... There's nothing to do with nepotism, but I want to tell you, the people that know, know that Ivanka would be dynamite." -Trump on speculation about who would replace Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN https://t.co/7r2AuzgSLo pic.twitter.com/c0IS2V4D39
— CNN (@CNN) October 9, 2018
Well, despite her father's predilections, Ivanka Trump says she will not be the next UN Ambassador.
"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 tweeted late Tuesday afternoon.
One word in her tweet stands out: formidable: "inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable."
That is how the Trump administration sees diplomacy.
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