President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as US Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation, yet the timing of her departure is still unclear, reports Axios.
Last week, Haley discussed her resignation with Trump during a visit with him at the White House, according to sources who spoke with Axios. The news shocked many senior foreign policy officials within the Trump administration.
As former governor of South Carolina, Haley was easily confirmed just four days after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017. Haley has overseen Trump’s shift when dealing with the UN, which includes the United State’s exit from the UN Human Rights Council, which Haley referred to as the organization’s “greatest failure.”
Communications director Jonathan Wachtel and chief of staff Steven Groves also stepped down from their posts at the United Nations in August of 2017.
“Thanks for your concern. Both Jonathan & Steve have recently encountered family concerns.They will always be a part of the team & dear friends,” Haley tweeted at two reporters.
UPDATE: Fox News’ John Roberts says that he has confirmed the resignation from the White House.
.@johnrobertsFox confirms that Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation.
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) October 9, 2018
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