Nikki Haley resigns as United States ambassador to the UN

Lester Mason
October 10, 2018

At the United Nations, she helped spearhead the administration's efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the worldwide body, including the US decision to leave the Human Rights Council and to stop funding the United Nations agency for Palestinian Refugees, known as UNRWA.

A former governor of SC who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential elections.

For what it's worth, "Ivanka Trump laughed when she was told of the speculation", says CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta.

'Jared and I are grateful for her friendship - a true blessing in our lives!'

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

At one point she suggested that Mr Trump's rhetoric could trigger a world war. An April Quinnipiac University poll found 63% of voters approved of her job performance, compared with 17% who disapproved.

Ivanka is rumored to be a moderating influence on her father, and is said to have angered right-wingers by encouraging him to water down some of his more socially conservative proposals. "She will continue to play a key role in our peace efforts and we will share more details on that in the future".

(AAP) President Donald Trump addresses the media as he arrives with Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the UN, during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Trump tweeted he and Haley would appear together in the Oval Office Tuesday morning.


Returning the favor, Haley praised Trump and his family for their support.

"It was a blessing to go into the United Nations every day with body armor", Haley said, saying her job was to defend America on the world stage.

Trump's administration has seen numerous departures since he entered the White House, but his national security and foreign policy circle has witnessed a particularly high level of turnover.

Haley has been viewed as a steadying presence within the turbulent administration, one of several establishment Republican appointments that helped deliver Trump's message around the globe.

Haley is merely the latest in a long line of Cabinet officials or senior administration officials to exit.

She shared her own tribute on Twitter, writing: 'Ambassador Haley has served America with dignity + distinction. She also led SC in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting when Dylann Roof murdered nine African Americans.

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. "They should be heard, and they should be dealt with". I am proud of our record.

Trump was asked why the announcement was made now since Haley is staying until the end of the year.

It would also put some distance between her and her father's contentious administration in Washington. Trump then decided not to go ahead with the move.

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