Nikki Haley has resigned as U.S. ambassador
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has resigned as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The resignation was announced Tuesday morning. Her resignation is effective at the end of the year.
President Donald Trump Tweeted Tuesday morning: “Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m.”
In that announcement, Trump said: Haley has done “an incredible job” and is a “fantastic person.”
Trump also said: Haley told him six months ago that she wanted to take a break “maybe at the end of the year.” And she said she planned to serve through the end of the year.
Haley was an early critic of Trump during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign. She supported Trump’s more-establishment entrenched opponents.
But she immediately accepted Trump’s offer to become U.N. ambassador.
Haley’s departure from the governor’s office of South Carolina led to the placement of Henry McMaster – who supported Trump as S.C.’s Lt. Gov- into the governor’s office.
McMaster is currently running to be elected governor of the state in the November election. Trump was in South Carolina in June to campaign for McMaster prior to his primary runoff victory.