The multilingual Buttigieg has told friends he wants U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but he may face internal competition from Julie Smith, a longtime Biden foreign policy confidant…

One key question: How would Kamala Harris feel about having a potential 2024 rival lurking the Cabinet and building a donor base from a perch at the United Nations — and around New York City’s big donors?

Some Buttigieg allies think he should take a job letting him burnish his credibility with the African American community, where he underperformed during the primaries.