Nikki Haley Resigns As United Nations Ambassador


"I don't have anything set on where I want to go", Haley said, with the president at her side. "You can take your pick", Trump beamed at her.

President Donald Trump, however, insisted there was nothing to see here, pushing the narrative that Haley raised the idea with him six months ago, though TV news outlets reported she gave him a heads-up last week.

President Trump on Tuesday thanked outgoing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for her service, calling her "someone who is very special to me" during a joint appearance at the White House after she announced her resignation.

"It has been the honor of a lifetime", Haley said. She also often sides even more strongly with Israel than Trump, who has pushed US policy away from its officially neutral stance on the conflict with the Palestinians.

But Haley, who is seen as stabilizing force within the Administration and a frequent spokesperson for the president's foreign policy on television, left on her own terms with her political credentials preserved.

"Looking at what we've done on the Middle East peace plan".

"There's no personal reason", she said, explaining her rationale for departing. "Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands". He said that she had done a "fantastic job" and would leave at the end of the year.

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It will be a tough decision, he said, because Haley had made United Nations ambassador a more "glamorous" position than it had been in previous years.

John Bolton. The current national security advisor had the title of US ambassador to the United Nations once before.

During her tenure, the U.S. pulled out of the UN's cultural agency and the Human Rights Council, citing their bias against Israel.

In April, Haley clashed with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow over his suggestion she had suffered from "momentary confusion" when she announced that new sanctions against Russian Federation were imminent.

She previously served as Governor of South Carolina, between 2011 and her promotion to the United Nations in 2017, and spent six years prior to that serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Haley penned an op-ed in late September denying she wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece that excoriated Trump.

"I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country". As a private citizen, I look forward to supporting your re-election as President, and supporting the policies that will continue to move our great country toward even greater heights.

"In South Carolina, I was the first minority governor and - a real shock to the state - the first girl governor as well".