In a fanciful proposal advanced by a New York Democrat, President-elect Donald Trump is being encouraged by Rep. Carolyn Maloney to consider Hillary Clinton to fill the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in his administration.
The New York real estate mogul defeated Clinton in the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
“President-elect Trump should consider her for the position, (Clinton) would make an excellent Ambassador to the United Nations. She will never stop working; She will always make a difference and will always be a part of the dialogue in a positive way to advance the values of America,” Maloney told WPIX’s Marvin Scott on Friday.
Maloney, who represents New York’s 12th congressional district, which includes the lower east side of Manhattan and part of the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, is a committed supporter of the failed presidential candidate.
Maloney also suggested in the absence of the UN ambassador’s post, Clinton could thrive in the role of head of the United Nations Children’s Fund or serve as President of the UN’s General Assembly.
While it is not unusual for former election foes to make amends and for the vanquished to serve in the victor’s administration, this motion is likely to be consigned to the dustbin of history. After completing one of the most acrimonious campaigns in history, in which Clinton often accused Mr. Trump of being a racist, misogynist and sexist, it is inconceivable the president-elect will do more than roll his eyes at Maloney’s proposition.
Watch the full interview with Rep. Maloney below:
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