Trump says he will select new U.N. ambassador ‘very quickly’

President Trump, pictured Saturday in Nevada, said he's interviewing three women and two men as candidates to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
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President Trump says he hopes to select a U.N. ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing five candidates for the job.

Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: “We’ll have somebody great ... we’re going to pick somebody very quickly.”

Trump said he’s interviewing three women and two men for the post. Asked if he would prefer to have a woman in the job, he said, “Yes,” later adding: “I think I might prefer that, but we’ll see.”

Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, announced this month that she was leaving the job by the end of the year. She has often been an unpredictable and independent force in the Trump administration.