President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that there is none more qualified “in the world” than his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to replace outgoing Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley — though he claimed he would not appoint her, as he would then be accused of nepotism.
> Speaking to the media on the White House lawn, the US president described his second child as "dynamite".
> While discussing potential replacements, the president acknowledged he'd be "accused of nepotism" if he selected his daughter for the role.
> But he was nevertheless enthusiastic about her potential suitability for the position, saying: "I’ve heard Ivanka, how good would Ivanka be?
> "It has nothing to do with nepotism but people who know know that Ivanka would be dynamite. I’d be accused of nepotism even if there’s no one more competent in the world."
Haley announced on Tuesday that she would vacate the position by the end of 2018, a move that came unexpectedly.
> Mr Trump, who referred to Ms Haley as a "very special" person during a media appearance in the Oval Office, said he had known for six months that she may want to take time off from the role to spend time with her family.