John James and Dina Powell
The former U.S. Senate candidate John James and former national security aide Dina Powell, President of the Trump of the top candidates for Ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the talks on the matter, told Fox News on Tuesday.
The source said James is the leading candidate and has expressed interest in the position of the White house. The faith of the trumps of the inner circle is that James is a rising political superstar, and the U. N. post could give him a way in elected office.
The 37-year-old James, a West Point graduate and veteran of the Iraq war, won the Republican primary for the Senate in Michigan last year, but was defeated in November by the three-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow. But the race was unexpectedly, and the GOP officials in Michigan expressed the hope that James will be the challenge of the state’s other democratic senator, Gary Peters, in the year 2020.
Michigan has not, the Republicans of the US Senate elected since Spencer Abraham in 1994.
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Powell, 45, served a year in the trump administration as deputy national security adviser and a senior adviser to the President for economic initiatives. She went in January of last year, and has worked since then as a managing director for Goldman Sachs.
Powell, who was born in Egypt and fluent in Arabic, was formerly in the George W. Bush administration as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural Affairs under Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
In October, Trump said that Powell “is certainly a person, I would think,” the appointment for the departing Nikki Haley as a U. N. Ambassador. However, Trump ultimately, State Department spokesperson Heather nominated Nauert.
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Nauert, a former Fox News anchor and correspondent, withdrew her name from consideration last week, citing “the best interest of your family.”
A state Department source told Fox News that the nomination of the top of the requirements to travel the world and see between Washington and New York, to his family, grew to much for you.
Since Haley served on the departure at the end of last year, a diplomat, Jonathan Cohen as Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the U. N.