Ms. Nikki Haley will step down from her post at the end of this year (Photo: New York Post)

He is considering selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell for the position.

Powell served in the Trump administration as US Deputy National Security Advisor for strategy from March of 2017 until early 2018, when she returned to Goldman Sachs.

Dina Powell served in the first year of the Trump administration as the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy, and was a key player in diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. She was a high-ranking official in the State Department of the previous Republican President, George W. Bush, according to the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is a senior fellow.

Donald Trump described Powell as “a person I would consider” when asked about her possible nomination.

“She is under consideration. We have, actually, many names,” he said.

Trump told reporters outside the White House that he has heard his daughter​ Ivanka's name being discussed for the post. He said he was certain Ivanka would be "incredible" in the role, but added he knows if he selected her he'd be accused of nepotism.

Earlier, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced she will step down from her post at the end of this year. Haley did not give a clear reason for her decision.

Mr. Trump praised Haley, saying she had done an amazing job and turned the role into one that many people would want./.

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