U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, announced Tuesday that she will resign from her post.
In the White House’s Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump called the ambassador a “very special” person “who gets it”, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off.
She has been a vocal critic of Russia and a supporter of US sanctions. after been considered a rising star within the Republican Party and a leading candidate for president in 2020, if Trump decides not to run for reelection. But she put those rumours to rest on Tuesday in a joint appearance with Trump, where she said she would be campaigning for Trump in 2020.
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, as she became the latest in a long line of high-profile departures from the administration.
Trump said she “has been very special to me” and “is a fantastic person” who has done exemplary work.
“she’s done a fantastic job, and we’ve done a fantastic job together. He went on to cite the progress toward a nuclear deal with North Korea then said, “we’re all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose [you].”
He said that hopefully, she would return in another capacity, telling her she could have her pick of jobs if she wants to come back. Trump also said that Haley has been an asset and worked extremely hard to develop long lasting relationships with other countries.
Trump added he was considering many candidates for Haley’s job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks.
He said on Tuesday that she could have her “pick” of posts if she ever decided to come back to the administration.
President Trump has categorically stated that Nikki Haley will continue as the US Ambassador to the United Nations till the end of the year.