UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigning


President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has resigned, before what Trump promised on Twitter on Tuesday was a "Big announcement" with Haley at the White House.

"You know look at a certain point everyone sort of leaves, you have to leave", he said in July.

Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will leave her post at the United Nations with a burnished national reputation. She admitted as much in a September op-ed for The Washington Post, but explained that she tries to talk to Trump when she disagrees with him. "That replacement will not be me". Haley had expressed some frustration that her voice had been diminished as the two men became the aggressive new faces of Trump's foreign policy, the official said.

Tensions bubbled up between Haley and Trump in April when Vice President Mike Pence hired a long-time Haley aide and Republican pollster as his national security adviser, prompting speculation that Haley and Pence were forging a political alliance, White House advisers said.

Swan's report was soon confirmed by Trump. "It has nothing to do with nepotism. But I want to tell you, the people that know, know that Ivanka would be dynamite", Trump said.

And following Trump's controversial response blaming "both sides" for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017, Haley said she had a "personal conversation" with the president.

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Haley said that the post had been an honor of a lifetime, but felt like she needed to step aside after serving six years as the governor of SC and nearly two years as the United Nations ambassador. She was closer with Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who's leading efforts to broker a deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump, along with Haley, made the announcement at the White House on October 9. But the Egyptian-American with global experience and fluency in Arabic was quickly tapped for the national security team. She also listed her state retirement account as an asset. Entering Republican politics at a young age, Powell put herself through the University of Texas by working in the state legislature. All three men are CEOs of private companies based in SC. Then he'll run her as VP in 2020. I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020.

Proud Papa Trump pushed the Ivanka narrative hard in another, afternoon pop-up presser on the White House lawn as he was heading out to wow his base at another rally.

Watch her remarks above.

She previously worked for Goldman Sachs and served in former president George W Bush's administration. The president heaped praise on her, saying she brought glamour and importance to the position.