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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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | How Trump could work with a Dem House | Trump heads to Florida to view hurricane damage Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Sanders for picture with Kanye in MAGA hat The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — Latest on Hurricane Michael | Trump, Kanye West to have lunch at White House | GOP divided over potential 2020 high court vacancy MORE on Tuesday ruled out the possibility that she will replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyTrump mulling State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert for UN envoy: report Iran says it killed 'mastermind' behind military parade attack Haley slams China over 'internment of civilians' in first public remarks since announcing resignation 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 TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East 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.