President Donald Trump on Friday said that he would love to appoint his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to be his new ambassador to the United Nations even as he lashed out at critics who say such a move would reek of nepotism.
"So nice, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador," the president wrote on Twitter. "She would be incredible, but I can already hear the chants of Nepotism! We have great people that want the job."
So nice, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new United Nations Ambassador. She would be incredible, but I can al… https://t.co/Dab4lBqUNq— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1539352486.0
Ivanka has been floated as a potential UN ambassador ever since current UN ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly resigned earlier this week.
Trump has also said that he would be wary of appointing her to the position because he'd be "accused" of nepotism -- even though appointing your daughter to an important position that she is otherwise unqualified to hold is a text-book definition of nepotism.