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Haley to leave UN post

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/09/18, 12:25 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will step down at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday from the Oval Office with Haley by his side. The president praised her work, saying, “She’s done an incredible job,” noting that Haley told him six months ago she was considering taking a break.

Haley called her time at the UN “the honor of a lifetime” but said she believed it was her time to go and that she’s “a firm believer in term limits.” She cited budget cuts to the UN, U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as evidence that “now, the United States is respected.”

A Trump critic before the 2016 presidential election, Haley at times found herself at odds with the president’s foreign policy. “I don’t agree with the president on everything,” she wrote last month in a Washington Post op-ed. “When there is disagreement, there is a right way and a wrong way to address it. I pick up the phone and call him or meet with him.”

Trump said he hoped Haley might return to the administration in a different role, and he would announce her successor in a few weeks. Haley denied rumors she would run against the president in 2020.

The former governor of South Carolina joined the Trump administration as UN ambassador in January 2017 after the U.S. Senate confirmed her by a vote of 96-4.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • AlanE
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 12:53 pm

    She will be missed in that role. Absolutely one of the top appointments of this administration.

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    Kathleen F
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 11:00 pm

    Agreed. One of the top Ambassadors in my memory!

  • TheAbundantLand
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 01:25 pm

    Haley has done a great job and she will be missed in that role! It'll be great to see her in another role in the administration.

    Trump made it clear that the USA will not partake in the globalist, national-sovereignty-violating agenda of the UN. Something needs to change in the UN.

    Great work Harvest on a really thorough yet concise article!

  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 03:05 pm

    I too hate to see Ambassador Haley leave this post, and thank her for her service in a difficult job. 

    The UN has been off the rails for a long time.  It’s a corrupt world full of sinful humans. It should not surprise us the UN reflects that.  

  • Janet B
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 04:54 pm

    I will be very sorry to see her leave that post.  She was very strong in it.


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    Kathleen F
    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 11:13 pm

    Thank you to this Correspondent for truthful reporting “...stepping down at the end of the year...” Tonight’s 6:30PM ABC National News anchor reported that Ms. Haley “resigned today...four weeks ahead of midterms”, with implications that there is something behind the resignation. Giving notice is much different than his implication that someone has “resigned today” with reference to timing before elections. As if she is leaving the Trump Administration in the lurch.