IVANKA/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation as the US ambassador to the United Nations raises the next question: Who fills her shoes? As President Donald Trump heaped praise on Haley’s performance during her tenure as the American representative to the world body, he said many people would like to replace her…Trump told reporters that he expects to name a replacement for Haley in the next ‘two to three weeks,’ and said that he would be talking about candidates with the former South Carolina governor and others. Haley will serve until the end of the year, he said…Names that are already being bandied about include Dina Powell, a close confidante of first daughter Ivanka Trump who served as Trump’s deputy national security adviser for Strategy. Powell, who came to the White House from Goldman Sachs, was a favorite of Trump’s before her resignation after a year. Powell, who returned to Goldman Sachs and is also a senior fellow at Harvard University, was deeply involved in the administration’s Middle East policy and was instrumental in planning all of Trump’s overseas trips as well as his debut at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017. Another name being discussed is the current ambassador to Germany, Rick Grenell.”

Nicole Gaouette, “Trump says ‘many people’ want Haley’s job. Who are the candidates?,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, October 9, 2018 11:46 pm