BREAKING: Ambassador Nikki Haley Resigns From UN


President Trump this morning announced that Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned from her post at the United Nations, but will work through the end of this year. According to Axios Trump accepted Haley’s resignation this morning in a public Oval Office meeting.

Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House but her news shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the Trump administration.

Trump told reporters Tuesday that Haley raised the possibility of taking a break six months ago, and that she’s welcome back at any time. Haley, for her part, added that she has no 2020 ambitions and will campaign for the President.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, was easily confirmed four days after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017. She has overseen Trump’s shift in dealing with the UN, including the U.S. exit from the UN Human Rights Council, which Haley called the organization’s “greatest failure.”

Haley wrote a public op-ed in September challenging the N.Y. Times’ anonymous op-ed, which was written by a “senior administration official” and claimed that Trump aides saw him as a threat to U.S. democracy.

“I don’t agree with the President on everything. When there is disagreement, there is a right way and a wrong way to address it. I pick up the phone and call him or meet with him in person . . . If I disagree with something and believe it is important enough to raise with the President, I do it. And he listens.”

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