Trump says he has five people on shortlist to replace Nikki Haley

Vastavam web: US President Donald Trump has said he has five persons in mind, including his former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the US ambassador to the UN. Haley, 46, announced Tuesday she would resign from her post as the US ambassador to the UN effective at the end of 2018. Trump said Haley would assist in the search for her replacement, and that he plans to settle on a pick in the next two to three weeks.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump identified only one person on the list. He said Powell is on the short list of five persons. Trump told reporters “we have actually many names Nikki is going to help us with the choice. I’ve heard a lot of names.” 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.