On Oct. 9 President Trump accepted UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation according to Axios. According to President Trump, Haley asked about taking a a break from the job six months ago.
There is speculation that the Haley left the job after being overshadowed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton according to CNN. Other possibilities for Haley’s departure are her desire to rejoin the private sector, or ambitions in the 2020 presidential election, which Haley has said do not exist.
In Haley’s resignation letter to President Trump obtained by CNN she stated, “it has been an immense honor to serve our country in your administration.” Haley also prided her work “speaking resolutely against dictatorships in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and yes Russia.” Haley is “prepared to serve to January 2019” so to give the President “time to select a replacement.”
Ambassador Haley served as South Carolina’s first female governor from 2011-2017.