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Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador

Donald Trump told reporters at the White House before embarking on Marine One that his daughter, Ivanka, would be "incredible" for the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but he would face accusations of nepotism if he selected her.

"Now, the United States is respected", Haley told reporters at the White House.

"Before she was named by Trump to her United Nations post, Haley was elected the first female governor of SC". Trump tweeted that "The people of SC are embarrassed by Nikki Haley". "It has been an honour of a lifetime".

Haley, in turn, thanked Trump and praised members of his family before mentioning her own family. "I just don't know who I'm fighting that day", Haley said earlier this year.

"I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else do the job".

Haley gave Trump no reason for her departure, though there was speculation she would return to government or politics at some point.

Unlike some officials, Ms. Haley didn't present herself as someone who was reining in Mr. Trump like a chaperone.

Though she has ruled out challenging Donald Trump in 2020, we have not heard the last of Nikki Haley.

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Dina Powell, US President Donald Trump's senior counselor for economic initiatives, listens during a meeting between the president and business leaders in the White House, April 11, 2017. "We've solved a lot of problems and we're in the process of solving a lot of problems". "We will miss you... you've done a fantastic job", Trump said in warm words that clearly showed there was no animus between them.

Watch her remarks above.

Trump said he was considering many candidates for Haley's job and that a successor would be named in two to three weeks.

Her exit comes after she served as the temporary president of the UN Security Council for one month.

Her departure is the latest shake-up in the Trump administration ahead of the November midterm elections.

Ms Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants who was born with the name Nimrata Randhawa, condemned "the siren call of the angriest voices" who disrespected America's immigrants. "You can have your pick".

However, there was embarrassment at the worldwide diplomatic get-together when the audience in the hall burst into laughter during Trump's keynote speech, where he claimed that his government had achieved more in two years than "almost any other administration in the history of our country".