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Trump says he would consider former adviser Dina Powell for UN

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell arrives to attend a joint news conference with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would consider selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and he shot down speculation he would tap his daughter Ivanka for the post.

 

Trump spoke to reporters at the White House before departing for an event in Iowa, hours after announcing that current U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley would step down at the end of the year. He said Haley would help him make the final pick for her replacement.

 

Powell served in the first year of the Trump administration as the Deputy National Security Adviser for strategy, and was a key player in diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. She returned to Goldman Sachs, where she worked for more than a decade, earlier this year. She also was a high-ranking official in the State Department of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush, according to the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is a senior fellow.

 

Speculation that Ivanka Trump would take on the post mounted after Haley praised her and her husband, Jared Kushner, in discussing her resignation in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning. But Trump told reporters at the White House before embarking on Marine One that, while Ivanka would be incredible in the role, he would face accusations of nepotism if he selected her.

 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Tim Ahmann and Jonathan Oatis)

 
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Another Goldman Sachs person?  That's draining the swamp?  As if they were such a great help for the average American during the 2008 financial crisis.  Some people had voted against their own interests. 

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Heaven forbid they would pick anyone with experience like a diplomat for instance........oh......I forgot it’s trump he is a condo salesman he knows more than anyone before it comes from a lifetime of wealth and privilege 

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Jared and Ivanka can't pass security clearance, so no chance of appointment.  Powell is qualified, but she is a total swamp monster, and has had difficulty making timely and accurate financial disclosures in the past.  She was also the architect of Trump's mideast foreign policy which is an abysmal failure.  Despite that fact, it will be hard for the Senate not to confirm an Egyptian woman to this post.

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Unlesss she is already under investigation or convicted of some misdemeanor she would not qualify for this administration.

 

Ivanka and Jared need to keep their heads down the Mueller is sniffing.

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1 hour ago, helpisgood said:

Another Goldman Sachs person?  That's draining the swamp?  As if they were such a great help for the average American during the 2008 financial crisis.  Some people had voted against their own interests. 

 

Let me get this straight. Are you being anti semitic or anti swamp dweller, or both? Just kidding. The Goldman Sachs government/business personnel merry go round is killing every country it touches.

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1 hour ago, zaphod reborn said:

Jared and Ivanka can't pass security clearance, so no chance of appointment. 

 

Kushner completed the background check process that began last year and had his security clearance restored. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/23/jared-kushner-security-clearance-restored-after-being-downgraded/638127002/

 

Ivanka now has full security clearance too, upgraded to full Top Secret at the same time as Jared Kushner's upgrade on May 1 . https://www.axios.com/ivanka-trump-security-clearance-status-jared-kushner-f0ff4333-3665-4778-9c35-ba10bae55d94.html

 

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Trump will have just two questions for whatever women he interviews for this position:

 

1.  Can you be LOYAL to me, I mean, REALLY LOYAL, as in, supporting and endorsing whatever blatant lies and falsehoods I tell, no matter how absurd, and stand behind me as I routinely go about insulting and creating divisions with our closest allies.

 

And 2. Can I regularly grab you by the pu**y, dear????

 

The man child has his priorities straight, no question about that!

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51 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

 

Kushner completed the background check process that began last year and had his security clearance restored. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/23/jared-kushner-security-clearance-restored-after-being-downgraded/638127002/

 

Ivanka now has full security clearance too, upgraded to full Top Secret at the same time as Jared Kushner's upgrade on May 1 . https://www.axios.com/ivanka-trump-security-clearance-status-jared-kushner-f0ff4333-3665-4778-9c35-ba10bae55d94.html

 

Neither of them passed their FBI security clearance.  Both of them were granted security clearance by Trump, which he has the authority to do, despite the derogatory information uncovered by the FBI background checks.  That won't pass Senate confirmation.

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3 hours ago, helpisgood said:

Another Goldman Sachs person?  That's draining the swamp?  As if they were such a great help for the average American during the 2008 financial crisis.  Some people had voted against their own interests. 

Another concession to anti-globalism! Ah!Ah!

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