Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Nikki Haley helped lead Trump administration's efforts on Israel, North Korea

Nikki Haley helped lead Trump administration's efforts on Israel, North Korea

Haley has also applauded women who come forward to denounce sexual abuse or misconduct by men and said they should be heard, even if they are accusing Trump.

US President Donald Trump and Haley held a quickly arranged media availability on Tuesday morning (Wednesday NZT) in the White House, shortly after Axios Jonathan Swan of Axios broke the news of her impending exit.

Trump said at the meeting with reporters present that Haley had told him months ago she meant to serve for less than two years.

As Haley was sitting alongside Trump in the Oval Office, the president praised her as "very special to me" and "somebody that gets it".

President Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as U.S. ambassador to the UN.

Last year, rumors circulated that Ivanka, the president's senior advisor, would replace Haley as United Nations ambassador if Haley were to become secretary of state.

Haley, the former governor of SC, has been among the more moderate members of Trump's administration.

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Before she was named by Trump to her United Nations post, Haley was governor of SC, the first woman to hold the post. "It's a great position", Trump said, as he praised Haley for making the position "more glamorous" and "more important".

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Trump said the 10:30 a.m. ET meeting would mark a "big announcement".

Between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in public office for fourteen straight years. The official noted that their conversation coincided with the appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and John Bolton as national security adviser.

In the days leading up to Haley's sudden and surprising resignation Tuesday, senior White House officials reached out to Powell about replacing possibly taking the role, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Asked if she was resigning because of her family or for other reasons, Haley said she was a believer in term limits and felt like she needed to make way for someone else. "I look forward to working with her for the rest of the year".

"I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else do the job". She initially opposed Donald Trump in the 2016 election cycle (and he trashed her in trademark tweets) before she fell in line after his victory and he picked her to be the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, against the first person of Indian-origin to occupy a post that is part of the 15-member Presidential cabinet.

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