Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned from her position, President Donald Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday. Haley will leave her post at the end of the year, Trump said.

Trump said Haley came to him about six months ago and expressed a desire to leave at the end of her first two years as U.N. Ambassador.

The former governor of South Carolina was a sharp critic of Trump prior to the 2016 election. Unlike some of Trump’s other nominees, Haley breezed through her confirmation vote with the Senate voting 96-4 to confirm her as U.N. Ambassador.

Axios first reported the news that Trump had accepted Haley’s resignation. Trump and Haley met in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m. where it was announced that Haley would be leaving.

Photo: President Donald Trump addresses members of the news media as he arrives with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Photo by Craig Ruttle/Associated Press

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