UPDATED 8:43 AM PT — Tues. Oct. 9, 2018
President Trump has officially accepted United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation. Haley discussed resigning with the president last week.
The former South Carolina governor was chosen by President Trump soon after his inauguration and confirmed to serve as UN ambassador just four-days after he took office.
Haley has handled a number of contentious issues during her time at the UN, including withdrawing the U.S. from the UN Security Council.
The president and Haley met in the Oval Office Tuesday morning with open press coverage.
President Trump said she has done an incredible job and he will hate to lose her. He then spoke of the foreign policy accomplishments she assisted with, including working towards peace on the Korean peninsula and standing up against Iran as well as China.
Haley said it is an honor of lifetime to serve the country she loves so much. She will be leaving her post at the UN at the end of the year