Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador

Nikki Haley Resigns as United Nations Ambassador

She said that since the 2016 presidential election the United Nations had started to "respect" the USA again.

During her tenure as UN Ambassador, Ms Haley has been considered to be one of Mr Trump's most trusted advisers.

As U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Haley traveled to Africa and Central America. "And Ivanka has been just a great friend", Haley said.

"I have given everything I've got these last eight years", she said, referring to her six years as SC governor as well as her time at the United Nations.

Others pundits and Twitter politicos saw the sudden resignation as a sign that the former Governor of SC was planning to run against Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Alas, Graham is "not interested" in a Cabinet spot, an aide told CNN.

Haley, a rookie to global politics, was an unusual pick for to be United Nations envoy. Donald Trump lavished her with what for him is high praise, by saying she'd brought more glamour to the role.

"It's been eight years of intense time, and I'm a believer in term limits".

"We're all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose (you)".

But the White House did not provide an immediate explanation for her departure. She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. I think Ivanka would be incredible.

Last month Haley wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post discussing her policy disagreements but also her pride in working for Trump.

US President Donald Trump talks with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Oct. 9, 2018.

"The US is strong a way that should make all Americans proud", she said. She also gained a reputation as a racial conciliator after leading the campaign to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015.

"But I don't agree with the president on everything".

"Ambassador Haley should have been conscious of the appearance concerns surrounding her acceptance of gifts of private luxury air travel at a time when her colleagues in the administration were making news with their own lavish air travel", CREW wrote.

Republican South Carolina Sen.

Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, Nikki Haley, born Nimrata Randhawa, is the daughter of Sikh parents Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, both highly educated academics who immigrated to Canada from Amritsar before eventually moving to South Carolina.

"Dina is certainly a person I would consider", Trump told reporters at the White House on the way to board the presidential helicopter as he embarked on a trip to Iowa.

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