The favorite to replace Nikki Haley

Senior people in the White House have the impression that Dina Powell, former top official in the Bush and Trump administrations, can have the job as UN ambassador job if she wants it.

The big picture: Trump has been speaking glowingly about Powell, privately and publicly, and she has strong allies in Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. In fact, Powell was Haley’s number one recommendation to succeed her.

A source close to Trump said the president likes Powell because she checks the boxes of being “competent and qualified” and “Senate-confirmable because she runs in traditional Republican circles,” but is also an immigrant and a woman.

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