Oct 9, 2018
Nikki Haley resign As U.N. ambassador
United Nations Ambassador and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will leave her post at the end of the year.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Nikki Haley from her position as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. During remarks in the Oval Offic
President Trump in a joint Oval Office appearance with Haley told the media:
- Haley first informed him of her decision to leave after two years in the post, saying she wants to “take a break."
- She’s done a fantastic job, and we’ve done a fantastic job together. We’ve solved a lot of problems and we’re in the process of solving a lot of problems.
- I think she’s helped make it a much better position. I think it’s become maybe a more glamorous position than it was two years ago. I mean, I wonder why, but it is. She’s made it a more glamorous position. She’s made it a more important, more importantly, a more important position.
- He left open the possibility of Haley returning to the administration, saying she would be welcome in any capacity.
- He will name a replacement for Haley in the next two or three weeks.
Nikki Haley thanked the president, saying that the U.S. is finally “respected” on the world stage. It has been an honor of a lifetime. You know, I said, I am such a lucky girl to have been able to lead the state that raised me and to serve a country I love so very much. It has really been a blessing, and I want to thank you for that.
She furher said:
- Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do. It was a blessing to go into the U.N. with body armor on every day.
- She was viewed by some in her party as a future presidential candidate, firmly denied she planned a challenge to Trump’s reelection
Nikki Haley said, "No, I am not running in 2020 and I will campaign for Trump in the next general election cycle.".
But I’m most excited—look at the two years, look at what has happened in two years with the United States on foreign policy. Now the United States is respected. Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do. They know that if we say we’re going to do something, we follow it through. And the president proved that. Whether it was with the chemical weapons in Syria, whether it’s with NATO, saying that other countries have to pay their share. I mean, whether it’s the trade deals, which have been amazing, they get that the president means business, and they follow through with that.
- But then if you look at just these two years at the UN, we have cut $1.3 billion in the UN’s budget.
We’ve made it stronger, we’ve made it more efficient. South Sudan, we got an arms embargo, which was a long time coming. Three North Korean sanctions packages, which were the largest in a generation, done in a way that we could really work toward denuclearizing North Korea.
The Iran deal, bringing attention to the world that every country needs to understand: You can’t overlook all of the bad things they’re doing. You have to see them for the threat that they are. I think you look at the anti-Israel bias and the strength and courage that the president showed in moving the embassy, and showing the rest of the world we will put our embassy where we want to put our embassy. You know, all of those things have made a huge difference in the U.S. standing, but I can tell you that the U.S. is strong again. And the U.S. is strong in a way that should make all Americans very proud.