US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley resigns

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday directly to President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with her decision.

Before departing the White House for Iowa, the president characterized his daughter as "dynamite" and competent for the job, but expressed concern that he would be accused of nepotism for naming a family member to the cabinet-level post.

This isn't always the way appointees are ushered out in the Trump era, and it shows how skillfully the former South Carolina Governor navigated this Administration and its volatile foreign policy. "You can have your pick", he said. I can not thank you enough for giving me this opportunity.

On Monday, the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, said that Haley had committed ethical violations when she accepted flights from Jimmy Gibbs, Smyth McKissick and Mikee Johnson.

She said she would be campaigning for "this one", pointing to Mr Trump. "Most surprising thing to me is that she has no immediate plans or job to announce", says one such person. "I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job". Trump teased an announcement less than an hour before his appearance with Haley, after news organizations began reporting she would resign.

Axios reported that Haley and Trump discussed her resignation last week, when she visited the White House.

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Haley's is the latest resignation in a turbulent White House, where Trump is already on his third national security adviser and second secretary of state before even the midterm elections.

In April, Haley clashed with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow over his suggestion she had suffered from "momentary confusion" when she announced that new sanctions against Russian Federation were imminent. But Trump repeatedly has brushed off his White House's and administration's historically high turnover rate.

"She got to know the players, she got to know China, Russia, and India.they like her...they respect her".

In a tweet after Haley declared she would be leaving, Ivanka Trump said she was "grateful for her [Haley's] friendship".

She has been more outspoken in calling out Russian aggression than Trump, for example.

"It has been the honor of a lifetime", outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley said Tuesday. "But that's OK. But we are looking at numerous people".

Republican lawmakers swiftly praised Mrs Haley after the news broke. "I am saddened that she is leaving the administration, but so grateful for her service".

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