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Nikki Haley's Praise of Ivanka, Jared Fuels a Rumor - Page 2

There's hot speculation that one of them could replace her at the UN, but it's a long shot
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2018 1:35 PM CDT

  • Maybe more likely: The pro-Trump Washington Examiner, meanwhile, thinks the current ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, is a name to watch. The New York Times agrees, and adds former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell's name to the short list. Trump says he'll make his pick in two to three weeks.
  • What's next? Haley insists her next move won't be in politics, but that hasn't stopped the speculation. The State of South Carolina notes that supporters are floating the idea she could challenge Trump or perhaps run against Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2020. Graham, for his part, lavished praise on Haley's time at the UN and said she'll play a big role in the GOP for "years to come."
  • A stunner: At CNN, conservative SE Cupp writes that "this news is indeed startling—Haley is one of the most respected officials in the administration, both internally and internationally, among America's allies." Cupp writes of a "palpable and collective anxiety in some circles," given that Haley often served as a "stabilizing" force in the Trump universe.
  • Educated guess: Haley’s "advisers have long tended to her political image, and stepping away now could be a logical end point if she wants to preserve her own political future," writes Maggie Haberman of the Times. "But in the short term, people familiar with her thinking said that she is likely to work in the private sector and make some money."
  • Popular: An April Quinnipiac poll found that Haley was the only Trump Cabinet member to have majority approval ratings among Democrats, Republicans, and independents, reports the Washington Post. And overall, 63% approved of her performance at the UN.
  • Keeping track: The New York Times has a comprehensive list of all the Trump White House departures, including four communications directors.
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