Nikki Haley, President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, announced her resignation to be effective at the end of the year.
The former governor of South Carolina has been a critic of the President’s from early on, before being appointed to the position she currently holds just a few weeks after the election in November 2016.
“It was a blessing to go into the U.N. with body armor every day and defend America,” Haley said. However, she continued with “I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job.”
Concerning her departure, President Trump stated the following:
“She’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together. We’re all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose you.”
There is a rumor circulating the web that she is going to primary Donald Trump in 2020, but she has denied those claims and even went as far as to say that she intends to campaign for his re-election.