The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning, BBC reported. Donald Trump thanked her for those two years in the diplomatic post.
Nikki Hailey resigns the post of the US Ambassador to the UN, the experienced diplomat explained such her abrupt move, saying:
“It’s been eight years of intense time, and I’m a believer in term limits,” she said referring to her time in public office.
“I don’t have anything set on where I’m going to go,” Ms Haley added.
Nikki Haley is one of the few women in the Trump office who gave no reason for her exit but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020. The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor appeared in the Oval Office alongside President Trump who said Ms Haley had done “an incredible job”. During two years, she has largely acted as the international face of the Trump administration but pursued an outspoken policy direction that was sometimes at odds with the White House, including on Russia and human rights.
According to the political experts, Haley’s resignation comes just ahead of US midterm elections that Republicans are dreading. Richard Wolffe’s verdict on Haley is simple: another Trump enabler trying to go while the going’s good. And because it’s hard to keep track, here is our running tally of resignations and firings from the Trump administration.
Mr Trump said he would name a replacement in two-three weeks. Donald Trump has suggested his former White House adviser Dina Powell is a frontrunner, she served as his former deputy security council adviser. Ivanka Trump was moved to rule out that she was in the running for the job, despite her father saying she’d be “dynamite” at it, but that he would be accused of nepotism if he chose her. Hours later, Ivanka ruled herself out of the race, probably, “dynamite” is not the thing the diplomacy demands.