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

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Oval office of the White House on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. - Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday ... US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Oval office of the White House on October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. - Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a "fantastic job" and would leave at the end of the year. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 12, 2018 8:42 am
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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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