WASHINGTON (WOWO): U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley plans to resign at the end of the year.
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.” That announcement was the confirmation that Haley will be stepping down.
BREAKING: Trump says UN Ambassador Nikki Haley leaving administration `at the end of the year’
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 9, 2018
Haley was appointed to the U.N. post in November 2016. Trump said “she’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together.”
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. Although her name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for higher office in the future, she stressed that it would not be in 2020.
Amb. Haley says she is not running for president in 2020, and will be supporting President Trump for re-election.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 9, 2018
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)