US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, plans to resign from her post at the end of the year, she announced this week. She has been a backer of Trump’s foreign policies but says she “believes in term limits” and wants to pursue other ventures.
Trump has enthusiastically praised Haley, telling reporters “She’s done a fantastic job, and we’ve done a fantastic job together.” He said he’d be happy to have her back in another position. Apparently, Haley is interested in making more money in the private sector. In her resignation letter dated Oct. 3rd she told Trump that “as a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.”
Speculation swirled about who would be Haley’s successor, with Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner considered for the post. Richard Grenell, current ambassador to Germany, was also considered, although Trump said he would “rather keep Ric where he is.”
North Korea, Iran, The Middle East, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, China and Russia have been on the boiler plate for Nikki Haley during her term at the United Nations. A soft-spoken person and a genuine Gentlewoman, she has garnered the respect of colleagues from around the world. It is rumored that she wanted the Secretary of State job, and that there was considerable tension between her and Mike Pompeo, current Secretary of State.
Few women have held a UN Ambassadorship, and so well.
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