Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN

In what appears to be a shock announcement Nikki Haley has resigned as US ambassador to the UN. She has been seen as very competent at the UN, standing out amongst Trump appointments. She has also been suggest as a good future political candidate, including for the presidency, but she has emphatically said she won’t be standing in the 2020 election. (Is that because Trump has told her he wants to stand again?)

Gezza has been doing some middle of the night coverage.


Aljaz TV reporting:

US PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACCEPTED RESIGNATION OF UN AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY.

TRUMP SAYS SHE WILL LEAVE HER POST AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

New York Times: Nikki Haley Resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

A lot of head-scratching about why she has resigned at this time, just before the mid-term elections. Reasons unclear. Trump’s apparently told her he hopes she returns to the administration & can have pretty much any job she likes. Doesn’t seem to be a disagreement with Trump ?

Showing Nikki speaking to press, sitting with Trump, in those yellow chairs now.

Doesn’t have any set plans. Reviewed all the US has achieved,including getting NATO pay more various other things Trump has pursued like Iran, making the US respected again – if not liked by everybody at least respected & is satisfied. Going out on a high.

She told the president earlier in the year maybe two years would be long enuf. Not leaving until the end of the year, plenty of time to hand over to next UN Ambassador. Thanks Mr President, it’s been an honour. No she’s not running for 2020. She’s campaigning for 2020 supporting the president.

Haley’s & Trump’s press conference.

(Nikki: Jared is a genius & Ivanka is a great friend they do a lot behind the scenes wishes more people knew about. 🙄 ? )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le6eR5cSPsk

Interesting comments from Aljaz UN political editor. Word around the UN is that she is politically ambitious, very politically astute, gone along with Trump because his pro-Israel and other political positions match hers. Very well placed to run in the future as a Republican candidate for first woman President, should she choose to do so and should Trump not be in the running.


That last comment may be the key – ” should Trump not be in the running”. It could be a long political game by Haley.

Fox News:Haley abruptly steps down as UN ambassador in surprise decision, vows she won’t run in 2020

Haley called her time at the U.N. a “blessing,” but offered no reason for leaving other than a belief that government officials must know “when it’s time to step aside.”

Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, catching staff and lawmakers by surprise and leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration’s most prominent figures.
Speaking in the Oval Office alongside President Trump, who accepted the resignation, Haley said she would serve through the end of 2018. She preemptively sought to mute speculation she might run against her old boss, stressing that she will support Trump and will not campaign for the White House in 2020.
Haley called her time at the U.N. a “blessing,” but offered no reason for leaving other than a belief that government officials must know “when it’s time to step aside.”

Trump told reporters that Haley did “an incredible job” and is a “fantastic person.” He said she had told him six months ago that she wanted to take a break “maybe at the end of the year.”

Haley called her time at Turtle Bay the “honor of a lifetime” and said there was “nothing set on where I am going to go.” She also praised the work of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, particularly Kushner’s role in re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). She called Kushner a “hidden genius.”

“Now the U.S. is respected. Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do,” she said, citing a number of achievements of the Trump administration.

“The U.S. is strong again, it’s strong in a way that should make all Americans very proud,” she told reporters.

On why it’s time to leave, Haley said she’s a believer in term limits and believes it’s good to rotate new government officials in from time to time.

There may be a hidden reason, but sometimes people in high profile, demanding jobs just want to have a break from it.

Also from Fox:

Reuters: Trump’s U.N. envoy Haley quits, denies 2020 ambitions

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning “to take a little time off,” President Trump said, as she became the latest in a long line of high-profile departures from the administration.

Haley, 46, is the latest in a long line of high-profile departures from the administration, such as former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was fired in March, and Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, who left in August 2017.

So interest will now turn to who Trump replaces her with at the UN. Was she signalling a role for Jared Kushner?

 

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29 Comments

  1. Not surprising to see Netenyahu praising haley.

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  2. Corky

     /  October 10, 2018

    This women would make a fine president if her UN performances are anything to go by.
    My guess is, as president, she’d be even more reviled by snowflakes than Trumpy, for the simple reason she’s a women and not an emotional snowflake…oh, and she likes Israel. That’s a big no-no..

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    • Gezza

       /  October 10, 2018

      Former Republican Governor of South Carolina, now with Foreign Policy experience under her belt. Gone out on top. Not tainted by being in Congress. Looks a good prospect to follow Trump to me.

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      • Corky

         /  October 10, 2018

        Yes, she wont be tainted by any fallout should the present administration crash and burn.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 10, 2018

          Was an interesting choice for Trump. She supported Rubio then Cruz and when they crashed out of the Presidential race she said she’d vote for Trump but wasn’t a fan. He chose her on ability.

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      • Missy

         /  October 10, 2018

        Interestingly on the radio here some have speculated she might be preparing to challenge Trump as the Republican candidate for the next election.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 10, 2018

          Nope she’s definitively ruled that out. So definitively it would be harmful to her prospects to do so unless he was clearly tanking.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  October 10, 2018

      She’s been a naughty girl,has been taking expensive flights on private planes and under-declaring their estimated costs as private gifts that need declaring… standard tRump team behavior.

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      • Gezza

         /  October 10, 2018

        Horrors ! She’ll have to go ! 😡

        Who else have they got ? 😳

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      • Corky

         /  October 10, 2018

        No chutney for that girl, Lurchy.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  October 10, 2018

        It was4 flights,its like eveyone has to stay in a [deleted, use correct name] hotel to see [deleted, use correct name], getting something for nothing as a public servant..ie a possible bribe but remember this is the USA and the Art of the Deal…blurred lines fake news

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        • Pink David

           /  October 10, 2018

          That’s all you have? She took 4 flights that you think cost more than she declared? Or is it she hasn’t provided enough information to your satisfactions?

          Are you going to start talking about drapes next?

          If this is all you have, she is a shoe in for VP in 2020, and the first female President in 2024.

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          • lurcher1948

             /  October 10, 2018

            Yes her new EXPENSIVE drapes, forgot about them…not

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            • Pink David

               /  October 10, 2018

              Purchased by the Obama administration. A detail strangely left out when you refer to ‘her’ drapes.

  3. Blazer

     /  October 10, 2018

    another Zionist hawk.Good riddance.

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  4. FarmerPete

     /  October 10, 2018

    Outstanding ambassador and outstanding woman. Probably got a very big future. Hard to replace.

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  5. Zedd

     /  October 10, 2018

    Resigned.. OR next on ‘MrTs hitlist’ ?

    Iwanaka.. come on down ?? :/ 😀

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  6. wooden goat

     /  October 10, 2018

    Quick – someone grab her NOW and get her down *here* as our PM!

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