White House Was Considering Ivanka For U.S. Ambassador To U.N.

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The Trump White House was considering replacing Nikki Haley with Ivanka Trump.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, recently mulled over the idea of sending the president's daughter to the U.N. if current ambassador Nikki Haley were to replace Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.

It seems the idea went nowhere, but as Politico notes, the scenario would not be entirely surprising, given this administration's proclivity for handing top positions to family members:

Still, we’ve already passed the nepotism Rubicon, with Ivanka and Jared serving in amorphous White House roles in a manner that would have been unthinkable as recently as two years ago. So why not install Ivanka as U.N. ambassador? Would she really be so bad? It is just possible that she has the right mix of connections, charm and steel to ace the job.

The Times reports that the prospect of Ambassador Ivanka has passed anyway, and that Haley will stay at the U.N. for a while. This will be a relief for Haley’s foreign counterparts, who see her as someone they can continue to do business with.