Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the matter has said.
           
Ms Powell told President Donald Trump by phone that she was honoured to be considered but planned to stay at Goldman Sachs,the source told Reuters.
           
President Trump had been talking to her about the position since Nikki Haley announced plans to resign earlier this week. Ms Powell served in the Trump White House earlier as a deputy national security adviser.
           
There had been some resistance in the White House to Dina Powell's return, and a senior administration official told Reuters earlier that she was no longer under consideration.
           
On Wednesday, Mr Trump said he had several candidates for the job of representing the United States at the United Nations to succeed Ms Haley, who announced her resignation on Tuesday.