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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley out as United Nations ambassador

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned from her top diplomatic post.

President Trump accepted the former South Carolina governor's resignation after the pair discussed her departure during a White House visit last week, Axios first reported Tuesday. The timing of when she will officially leave the role is still unclear.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Twitter that Trump and Haley will meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m. ET in a meeting that will be open to news outlets. Trump tweeted soon after he and his "friend" Haley would have a "big announcement."

American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp, whose wife Mercedes Schlapp is White House director of strategic communications, said on Fox News after the news broke: "Unless this is a personal issue or health concern, which I hope is not the case, it's obviously very unusual for a significant and prominent person on the president's team to announce that she is leaving so close to an election. There is something to this story. Like everyone in America I want to know what it is."



Anonymous said...

They're setting her up for something bigger.
She's very popular and a smart, good looking woman.

Anonymous said...

Prestige Job. but would you want to work those UN losers every day. I wouldn't. She gave a great performamce and I commend her. Hallie for bigger and better things.

Anonymous said...

The severance pay was huge for someone who voluntarily stepped down.

Anonymous said...

She was excellent as governor of South Carolina, and did a great job as Ambassador to the UN. But the job required hanging out in NYC.

Anonymous said...

One bit of advice for anyone who works on the hill......get out while the getting is good. It is a house of cards.