US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Resigns


Sofia Nazeer

Staff Writer

On Tuesday October 9, 2018, President Trump announced Nikki Haley, the UN Ambassador to the U.S., will be resigning at the end of the year. The role of an ambassador representing the U.S., and really any country, is to represent the President in an official capacity in foreign nations and communities. They are charged with protecting and promoting national interests, maintaining diplomacy, organizing visits, welcoming visitors, and supporting resolutions in line with the administration’s views and policies. Haley has been in this high office position since November 16, 2016 after retiring from being South Carolina’s governor. She has been described as an asset to the Trump administration and was voted in the top 100 most influential people in Time magazine. Trump has praised Haley as a “fantastic person” who has “done an incredible job” and said he would gladly welcome her back into his administration down the line.” Social Studies Mr. Frank Tupka says he believes Haley resigned due to her job being “very difficult due to the amount of traveling and balancing spending time with her family.” He also says, “It will be interesting to see her replacement and see if she will have any future role in politics.” Trump also said that Haley told him about her decision to resign six months ago, but a source familiar with the situation told CNN that Haley notified Trump about her decision last week and did not tell Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or White House national security adviser John Bolton who were both surprised by the announcements. Officials inside the White House said they too had little indication about about her resignation on Tuesday. In terms of what Haley says about this, she wrote in her resignation letter that she desires to return to a private sector due to serving in public office for 14 years straight. She says, “It’s been 8 years of intense time, I’m a believer in term limits.” Many people however believe that Haley has stepped down from this position for a different reason other than those given.