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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:53 PM

Dina Powell drops out of consideration for U.N. ambassador

Source: CBS News

Dina Powell, a Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security adviser to President Trump, asked that her name be removed from consideration to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Thursday morning.

Powell was considered to be one of Mr. Trump's top choices for the post, which will be vacated by Haley at the end of the year. According to CBS News' Major Garrett, Mr. Trump agreed to the request.

"Dina is certainly a person I would consider and she's under consideration," Mr. Trump told reporters Tuesday. However, some in Mr. Trump's orbit have opposed Powell as a contender, due to her time working for the Bush administration.

Mr. Trump also said that his daughter, Ivanka, would be "dynamite" as the new U.N. ambassador. However, Ivanka Trump withdrew herself from consideration via Twitter.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dina-powell-drops-out-of-consideration-for-un-ambassador/



It's telling who Spanky is considering to fill this strategic position, NOT someone with years of diplomatic or government experience, but a financial executive.

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Reply Dina Powell drops out of consideration for U.N. ambassador (Original post)
groundloop Oct 11 OP
democratisphere Oct 11 #1
still_one Oct 11 #2
RockRaven Oct 11 #3
SMC22307 Oct 11 #4
dhol82 Oct 11 #6
SMC22307 Oct 11 #7
dhol82 Oct 11 #5
Turbineguy Oct 11 #8
Zoonart Oct 11 #9
Wellstone ruled Oct 11 #10
Honeycombe8 Oct 11 #11
littlemissmartypants Oct 12 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 12 #13

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:00 PM

1. Only the best and the brightest....

run like hell in the opposite direction.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:01 PM

2. It is also telling that there are some who don't want to be associated with this administration in a

other than


Kanye West


Hold the presses



Kanye West will be the U.S. representative to the U.N. Meets all the qualifications


Completely unqualified



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:09 PM

3. There's a reason Haley resigned, and it isn't the travel/corruption allegations, she didn't want to

be there when some pending shoe dropped. And Powell wants no part of it either.

What is it? I don't know, I could only give half a dozen informed-by-publicly-available-news guesses. But Haley does, and Powell has at minimum a vague notion.

Haley is a cynical opportunist. She's leaving because leaving is the self-interested strategy in this moment. Absent an obvious opportunity that she's jumping INTO, we must conclude she is jumping OUT OF a perilous-for-her-future-career situation.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:24 PM

4. And why the effusive praise for Jarvanka?

Did she gush over anyone else in this disaster of an admin? That was baffling to me.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:27 PM

6. Covering her ass

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:31 PM

7. That doesn't really explain it.

Covering from whom? Drumpf? Jarvanka?

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:26 PM

5. +1

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:01 PM

8. Maybe she has a few skeletons in the closet.

Like maybe she gave to a worthy cause and doesn't want anybody on the GOP to find out about it.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:24 PM

9. Vonkers it is then.

Dilly-Dilly

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:32 PM

10. Watch has been the major world wide story line these last fews.

Where does Powell work? You got it,so many conflicts of interest with the Saudi Royal Family it would take days to write them down.

Has anyone seen or heard a word from the DNI chief? Oh Mr. Coates where are you. Just the tip of the berg me thinks.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:40 PM

11. Why would Powell working for Bush make her ineligible? Kav. worked for Bush.

???

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:20 AM

12. Well, That didn't take long. eom

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:54 AM

13. As a note for those of us who read "Fire and Fury" (and those who didn't)

Sortof a good summary regarding Powell and what might be going on here...

What Kind of Woman Works for Donald Trump?

Nobody—save, maybe, Katie Walsh—looks good in ‘Fire and Fury.’ But its depiction of the women of Trumpland showcases the indignities they’ve endured.

Erin Gloria Ryan
01.06.18 3:59 PM ET

<...>

Wolff devotes a fair amount of ink to now-departed-former deputy national security advisor Dina Powell, who Ivanka convinced to join the administration as a counterweight to Kellyanne Conway. Ivanka doesn’t like Kellyanne; Ivanka likes Dina. Dina was a well-bred climber who thought she could parlay her White House post into something like Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook role. She and Ivanka had a “mutually codependent” relationship where Ivanka counted on Dina’s actual expertise in the things Ivanka pretended to be good at, like managing people, and Dina used Ivanka to stay on the president’s good side.

<...>

https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-kind-of-woman-works-for-donald-trump


One might take note that with all the departures that have gone on there, it's pretty amazing to think about who is actually left (other than the personal family). Yup, the nutcracker queen herself, Kellyanne Conway.

Much ado has been made of Manafort and Lewandowski but Conway was the one who actually took him all the way to the finish line and it boggles the mind why the media hasn't really delved deep into her and why she is still there.

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