WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (all times local):
President Donald Trump says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley will be “leaving” his administration “at the end of the year.”
Trump and Haley confirmed Tuesday in the Oval Office that the president had accepted her resignation. Trump calls Haley a “very special” person “who gets it,” adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump says that together they “solved a lot of problems.”
Trump announced, “At the end of the year Nikki will be leaving.”
Haley is 46 years old and says she has no immediate plans. She denies she is running for president in 2020.
Haley is the former governor of South Carolina. Haley and Trump tangled before he won the 2016 presidential race.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley plans to resign, The Associated Press has learned.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he has a “big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m.”
Congressional and Trump administration officials told the AP that Haley plans to resign. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the record ahead of Trump’s announcement. They did not provide a reason.
Haley was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016.
Before she was named by Trump to her U.N. post, Haley was governor of South Carolina, the first woman to hold the post. She was re-elected in 2014.