US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had accepted the resignation of United Nations envoy Nikki Haley.
Haley’s tenure as USA ambassador hasn’t been without controversy.
Haley has been the face of Trump’s “America First” policy at the United Nations, steering the USA withdrawal from several U.N. programs and ardently defending his hard-line policies against Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.
Swan’s report was soon confirmed by Trump.
“No, I am not running in 2020”, she said, adding she would campaign for Trump’s reelection.
“I’ve heard a lot of names”. She also moved quickly to squelch speculation about her political ambitions.
Twitter also reacted to a New York Times article on Haley’s resignation which described her as a “moderate” Republican, with many of her critics astounded that the paper would choose to label her that way, given her apparent loyalty to Trump and conservatives.
At one point she suggested that Mr Trump’s rhetoric could trigger a world war.
Haley’s departure comes just weeks before next month’s midterm elections.
Because of these conversations and her experience, Powell has become one of the leading candidates for the role in the eyes of some people close to the president, according to one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Instead of answering directly, he recounted how she has had to work on tough issues, such as Iran and North Korea.
Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner hinted that Powell would stay continue to be influential in the administration’s efforts.
Later in the gaggle, the President said his daughter would be “dynamite” as United Nations ambassador. “You can have your pick”, he said. “.I can speak for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo”. He insisted later that the delegates were laughing with him, not at him. News reported that Haley had also informed her staff she would be resigning. Perhaps most importantly, she wanted the latitude to be herself, to say what she wanted.
“I have given everything I’ve got these last eight years”.
“Grenell spent eight years serving as a USA spokesman and political appointee to the United Nations, making him the longest serving appointee at the U.N.in history”, the Examiner noted, adding that “another factor that could put Grenell’s name toward the top of the Haley replacement list is the fact that he has a close relationship with national security adviser John Bolton”. The move was surprising to some given Ms Haley’s relative inexperience with worldwide politics.
He told reporters in the Oval Office she would be leaving the post at the end of the year after doing “an incredible job”.
“I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country”, Haley wrote.
Haley, 46, a former governor of SC, is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
She was reelected in 2014.