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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump's UN ambassador

2018-10-09 16:36
President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Oct. 9. Haley will continue in her role until the end of the year, the president said. Haley served as the ambassador since the early days of the Trump administration in January 2017. She formerly served as the governor of South Carolina. Haley was an outspoken advocate of Trump's foreign policy. She took tough positions on Iran, North Korea, and the United Nations itself. "She has been very special to me," Trump said, adding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thought "the world" of her. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told Fox News that Haley was "the tip of the spear" for Trump foreign policy. Her resignation will be a "loss" for the country, Thune added. The president said that Haley told him six months ago that at the end of the year she would want to take a break. Haley said she will not run for president in 2020. She told reporters at the White House that she will support Trump for reelection. She did not say what she planned to do next. Trump said that there are "a couple" of people who want Haley's job. Haley said that the job has been an honor of a lifetime. From The Epoch Times