U.N. Ambassador Frontrunner Withdraws From Consideration

  • 2018-10-12
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
U.N. Ambassador Frontrunner Withdraws From Consideration
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The search to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. continues. It is reported that one of the top candidates, Dina Powell, who is a former Trump advisor has withdrawn her name from consideration for the job.

According to The Daily Wire:

The search to replace U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took an unexpected turn this week as one of the favorites to replace her reportedly told President Donald Trump that she did not want the position.

Former Trump official Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive, withdrew her name from consideration on Thursday after she was considered a potential front-runner for the position.

"A mother of two young children, Powell hesitated at the amount of travel the U.N. post would entail, though the people familiar with her decision said she strongly considered the potential offer," Politico reported. "Powell's Goldman executive-level colleagues also leaned on her to stay put."

Axios reported that "Powell's candidacy faced considerable internal opposition, although she was favored by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and was the first recommendation of Haley herself."

Fox News' Tucker Carlson talked about some of the detriments of Powell's candidacy because of her ties to Goldman Sachs. He discussed how the confirmation process would provide a look into how the major financial institution operates.

 Source: TTN
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