US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resigns

October 10, 2018

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning – after nearly two years in the post.

President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had done “an incredible job”.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor – one of the few women in the Trump cabinet – gave no reason for her exit, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.

Mr Trump said he would name a replacement in two-three weeks.

He said he would consider the candidature of Dina Powell – his former deputy security council adviser – and added that his daughter Ivanka “would be dynamite” as ambassador, but that he would be accused of nepotism if he chose her.

Hours later, Ivanka ruled herself out of the race.

-BBC