Nikki Haley resignation

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Nikki Haley resigns, and now everyone thinks Ivanka Trump will take the job

Everyone has a theory about Haley's political future.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Oct 9, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 4:36 am CDT

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley resigned from her position on Tuesday during a public appearance with President Donald Trump.

Haley is the latest in a number of high-profile resignations to occur during Trump’s tenure. The former ambassador discussed her resignation with the president last week, Axios reports.

Haley was once a vocal critic of Trump, but she joined his administration as the ambassador to the United Nations and became a staunch supporter—including defending the president after an anonymous New York Times op-ed was published where the author claimed there was a resistance inside the White House.

“At the end of the year Nikki will be leaving,” Trump said, later adding: “We will miss you… and you’ve done a fantastic job.”

Haley also addressed the media and said she will not leave her position until the end of this year.

Shortly before the announcement, the former ambassador deleted any reference to her position in her Twitter bio.

Nikki Haley resignation

The unexpected resignation immediately sparked intrigue on Twitter, with some wondering if Haley has more political ambitions in the future—either for Senate or challenging the president in the 2020 Republican primaries. Other people speculated she may be a choice to replace Vice President Mike Pence on the ticket in 2020.

During the meeting, the ambassador said she was not running in 2020.

While the president said during the presser that”many people” were interested in the job, one name came to everyone’s mind.

Even if it is Ivanka Trump, the position still needs to be confirmed by the Senate.


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*First Published: Oct 9, 2018, 10:23 am CDT