"Not Interested" - Dina Powell Won't Replace Nikki Haley As UN Ambassador; Will Remain At Goldman: BBG

Zero Hedge | 10/11/2018 | Staff
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Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell is said to be one of President Trump's top candidates to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the UN when Haley leaves her post at the end of the year. However, according to a Bloomberg report, Powell is leaning toward staying at Goldman Sachs, where she serves on the bank's 32-member advisory committee. Trump has reportedly called Powell about the job twice, once before Haley announced her resignation and again on Wednesday after their joint goodbye press conference. And although several Goldman execs who reportedly spoke with BBG for its story said they believe Powell would ultimately take the job if offered, others are aggressively pushing for her to stay.

"Dina is certainly a person I would consider and she’s under consideration," said Trump, who has said he's considering five people for the job, including Powell. Politico reported on Wednesday that Powell is the 'top candidate' for the job.

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But Goldman CEO David Solomon made clear that he hopes Powell will remain at Goldman (presumably because the bank needs someone on the inside with strong connections inside the administration, particularly after the controversy surrounding Gary Cohn's departure)....
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