As Nikki Haley’s days as US ambassador to the United Nations come to an end, President Trump is actively looking for a replacement. Among those reportedly being considered is John James, the businessman, Iraq War veteran, and former Michigan Senate candidate who ran against Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the midterm elections.
According to the Bloomberg report, “James was at the White House last week talking about an administration post with Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence, two people said.”
Scoop: John James, the Michigan businessman who ran for U.S. Senate this year, is one of the people that Trump is considering as a replacement for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. @JohnJamesMI lost his challenge against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 26, 2018
NEW: John James was at the White House last week talking about a possible administration post with top officials, including Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence, I’m told.https://t.co/7BwD0fm5s2— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 26, 2018
Others reportedly being considered are the U.S. ambassadors to Germany, Canada, and France, as well as State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
In James's concession speech he hinted that while he may have lost his bid to become a senator, his political aspirations are not gone.
"This is why we're not done, because too many families out there don't have the ability to live the life we do," he said, Detroit News reported, adding that a "passion for service doesn't end with a poll or end with a vote."