UN Ambassador For The USA Nikki Haley Has Tendered Her Resignation

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The news has gone public that the United Nations Ambassador for the USA, Nikki Haley plans to exit this role by the end of the year 2018. The republican President Donald J. Trump has accepted her resignation, but unlike previous cases, she appears to be leaving on good terms.

There are speculations as to why she’s taking this step at this time. It ranges from her being relegated to less time with the president and foreign policy decisions because of the advent of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton of the National Security Council to just about anything else.

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This is a developing story.

Here is the rest of the story…

On October 9, 2018, Jonathan Swan of Axios penned the following report, “Scoop: Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation”

“President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as UN Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation. The timing of her departure is still unclear, the president promised a “big announcement” with her at 10:30 a.m.”

“What we’re hearing: Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House, these sources said. Her news shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the Trump administration.”

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“Background: Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, was easily confirmed four days after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017.”

“She has overseen Trump’s shift in dealing with the UN, including the U.S. exit from the UN Human Rights Council, which Haley called the organization’s “greatest failure.”

“Worth noting: Haley wrote a public op-ed in September challenging the N.Y. Times’ anonymous op-ed:”

  • “I don’t agree with the president on everything. 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 in person.”
  • “Like my colleagues in the Cabinet and on the National Security Council, I have very open access to the president. He does not shut out his advisers, and he does not demand that everyone agree with him. I can talk to him most any time, and I frequently do.”
  • “If I disagree with something and believe it is important enough to raise with the president, I do it. And he listens.”


  1. I cannot say that she will be missed, for while I respected the job she did as governor of South Carolina, I felt she was the absolute wrong choice for Ambassador to the U.N., having exactly zero foreign policy experience. The only real question in my mind is which clown Trump will nominate to replace her. I’m sure he can and will find somebody even more poorly-suited for the job than Haley. Sigh.

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      • Dear Nan,

        Knowing President Trump’s penchant for selecting under-qualified professionals, Nikki Haley was one of his better picks.

        The timing of going public with her resignation before the mid-term elections in November 2018, is a question mark as she’s not leaving until the end of the year.

        We don’t know the whole story.

        Hugs, Gronda

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      • Absolutely … Trump uses the 180-degree rule … find the candidate with the least experience and whose views are furthers from the purpose of the agency he/she is to serve. Why else would one choose an EPA administrator who had sued the EPA multiple times, or a Secretary of Education who is against public schools? Sigh.

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    • Dear Jill,

      My thinking is that Nikki Haley may not have been the best US ambassador for the United Nations as she mostly echoed a lot of President Trump’s flawed foreign policies except when it came to Russia.

      But she is a savvy political player. I suspect that she was tired of being the GOP cabinet / white House’s potted plant that they pointed to as a high level female member in their midst. But if she became frustrated at her voice being discounted, she may have asked herself, why am I here? That’s only my speculation.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • As you told Nan … we don’t know the whole story … there is much more to this than meets the eye. But she has been a boot-licker of Trump’s and I don’t see any indication that has changed, so I believe she has another position in mind. I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. Some speculate she is thinking of a senate run, but who knows? She is savvy in many areas, but foreign policy was not one of them. The thing, though, that has made me the angriest is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council. I know why it was done, because we are in violation.

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  2. Gronda, it will be interesting how this unfolds. Even though she was underqualified for her role, she was one of his more credible people. I disagreed with the positions she was asked to take, but she seemed to be more reasonable than others on his team. Maybe she moved ahead to control the message. Maybe she left before the election to make a statement. Who knows at this point? She seems to be handling her departure with more class than previous exits or Trump have exhibited. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      There’s lots of speculations circulating as to why she is departing now as it is awkward timing, before November 2018 elections.

      But she is a savvy political professional.

      I suspect only that she may have tired of being that female potted plant within a male dominated white House where her voice was not given due deference.

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Gronda, there are two rules of thumb, one general and one specific to the GOP today. General – don’t burn bridges. Specific – don’t tick off Trump voters (she buttered up Trump, Jared and Ivanka). To get anywhere with Trump, you have to be obsequious. Keith

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  3. Maybe its just a case of they don’t think they need a U.N. ambassador anymore. This is a group that believes in conspiracy theories and believes scientific fact is the conspiracy theory. There are a lot of conspiracy theories about the U.N.

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    • Dear Cherilyn,

      The GOP have always had a dim view of the value of the existence of the United Nations and our participation in it. And lately, the members have been highly critical of US policies.

      You may have a point here.

      As for Ms. Haley, I think she decided to exit before she became too tied to the Trump administration to where her reputation risked being muddied..

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Could be a case of both though I doubt jumping off the “Trump Train” at this point, especially if things go south for the GOP in the midterms will save her from having her reputation muddied.

        We shall see… I doubt she’ll stay quiet indefinitely about it.

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