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Ivanka Trump shuts down speculation she will replace Haley

Ivanka Trump shuts down speculation she will replace Haley
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Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report MORE on Tuesday ruled out the possibility that she will replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyNew administration, House turnover raise prospects for more diversity on K Street Republicans need a good woman for 2024 Trump told advisers he could announce 2024 bid shortly after certification of Biden win: report MORE shortly after her father did the same.

"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," Ivanka Trump wrote in a tweet.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE's oldest daughter, who acts as one of his senior advisers, addressed speculation that she might be considered to replace Haley roughly an hour after President Trump told reporters outside the White House that Ivanka would be "dynamite" at the job.

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"I think Ivanka would be incredible," the president said. "You’d be accused of nepotism, even though I’m not sure there’s anybody more competent in the world."

The president said former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is among those being considered for the position. Powell, who focused on Middle East policy, left the administration at the beginning of the year.

Trump went on to say the administration is looking at "numerous people" to succeed Haley, but did not provide any additional names of potential candidates.

Trump announced earlier Tuesday that Haley will exit the administration by the end of 2018 in what the two portrayed as an amicable departure. Trump said Haley informed him of her plans six months ago, and that she wanted to "take a break" from public service.

Trump said as he left the White House that Haley would assist in the search for her replacement. The president said he plans to settle on a replacement in the next two to three weeks.