Trump officials to demote new UN ambassador

Politics 10/13/2018, 4:52 AM
Trump officials to demote new UN ambassador

Several officials in the White House believe that the position of US ambassador in the UN should not remain a Cabinet-level position, Axios reported. Apart from the debate who will replace UN ambassador Nikki Haley who resigned earlier, there is an internal White House debate on whether the UN ambassadors should keep their Cabinet's role as an advisory to the President of the United States or report to the State Department.

National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo all think the role should report to the Secretary of State.

"One, it overstates the role and importance the UN should have in US foreign policy, second, you shouldn't have two secretaries in the same department," Bolton, former UN ambassador, said earlier.

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