Ahead Of Midterms, Trump Aides Urge Him To Nominate Woman To Replace Haley

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To make up for the dip in female support President Trump has seen following the tumultuous confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of sexual assault, Trump’s aides are urging him to nominate a woman to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, Politico reported.

Since White House favorite Dina Powell — former deputy national security adviser and current Goldman Sachs executive — pulled herself out of the running, the White House is expanding its list of candidates to include Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan Koman Breast Cancer Foundation and ex-New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R).

Trump is also considering Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, and advisers have recommended that he add Kay Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, to the shortlist.

Read the full report here. 

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