Trump Addresses Press Over Official Resignation Of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley
The abrupt end to the occupation of one of the administration's most notable figures
Donald Trump has accepted the official resignation of U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley, according to reports.
The abrupt end to the occupation of one of the administration's most notable figures comes with 24 hours of Bret Kavanagh's confirmation to the Supreme court.
Trump is presumed to address the press at the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m regarding the resignation
Fox New reports: Axios, which first reported the news, reported that Haley discussed her resignation last week when she visited Trump at the White House.
The outlet reported that the news shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the administration.
The U.S. Mission did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Fox News.
Haley had been a critic of Trump during the 2016 Republican primary campaign but had emerged as a key figure in his administration as she pushed the administration’s policy goals on Iran, North Korea and other items of international cooperation.
The former governor of South Carolina was confirmed as U.N. Ambassador four days after Trump was inaugurated in January 2017.
Haley was a fierce critic of U.N. mismanagement and bias against Israel and the U.S. She secured cuts to the U.S. contribution to the U.N. fund, and pulled the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council -- calling it a "cesspool of political bias."
A previous governor of South Carolina, Haley has been one of Trump’s most high-profile lieutenants, acting as the international face of an administration that has needed a clear foreign policy doctrine.
Earlier this year, she stated that the US was withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council, which she described as a “cesspool of political bias”.