He is now falsely claiming "everyone" wants Ivanka Trump to replace Nikki Haley as America's Ambassador to the United Nations, days after the First Daughter announced she would not be taking the position.
"We have great people that want the job," the President claimed Friday morning, barely more than 12 hours after news broke that a former well-respected Trump administration official, Dina Powell, officially asked to not be considered for the role. Trump made it widely known he wanted Powell to replace Haley, whom he did not want to exit.
And Trump suggested he would not nominate his daughter, who already serves as Advisor to the President, to the UN post, because people would be upset about nepotism.
"I can already hear the chants of Nepotism!" Trump tweeted.
So nice, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador. She would be incredible, but I can already hear the chants of Nepotism! We have great people that want the job.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2018
Many are mocking Trump's efforts to save face, noting nothing he said is true.
How could there be chants of “Nepotism!” If everybody wants her?
Run along, dumdum.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 12, 2018
NO ONE wants Ivanka to be the UN Ambassador!!!!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 12, 2018
While we’re on the subject, why does Jared still have security clearance?
— Vikki V (@MissVikkiV) October 12, 2018
Well, it's literally nepotism.
It's also literally illegal.
And no one including your fans wants Ivanka as UN Ambassador.
— Rebel Rabbi Pesach Lattin (@pacelattin) October 12, 2018
suggesting that the textbook example of nepotism somehow wouldn't be nepotism to own the libs https://t.co/qaEa0EJ1a1
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 12, 2018
LOL! Dina Powell knocked you back as will many more of your so called candidates.
— JAS16AZ (@JAS16AZ) October 12, 2018
That's why Dina Powell turned you down?
— grateful (@lrummel) October 12, 2018
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