Skip to navigationSkip to content

Scoop: Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation

By Axios

President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as UN Ambassador, the two said Tuesday morning in a public Oval Office meeting. She will exit at the end of the year, Trump said, and he plansRead full story

Comments

  • Also share to
  • Nikki Haley was one of the most successful appointees in the Trump administration. She will be missed by both the Trump team and the UN community—two sides that needed a person as politically deft as Haley to bridge the yawning gap between them. If you thought Trump was standoffish towards the world community before…

  • Haley always spoke pretty straight to the Russians and stood behind some of the harder moments in Trump's foreign policy. She always wore it pretty well I thought.

    Very curious about what's next for her. Can't help but see her as a presidential candidate down the road. She's pretty much insulated from

    Haley always spoke pretty straight to the Russians and stood behind some of the harder moments in Trump's foreign policy. She always wore it pretty well I thought.

    Very curious about what's next for her. Can't help but see her as a presidential candidate down the road. She's pretty much insulated from most of the WH drama and when picked on by the media she always bounced them back pretty hard.

    Anyway, nobody works at the State Department anymore.

  • Being an Ambassador puts you right in the middle of everyone’s agenda, which has to be carefully managed and balanced. Your even managing their showmanship- it’s exhausting.

    Lindsey Graham says he has no interest in a Trump appointment. But, I hear Nikki Haley may have an interest in his Senate seat

    Being an Ambassador puts you right in the middle of everyone’s agenda, which has to be carefully managed and balanced. Your even managing their showmanship- it’s exhausting.

    Lindsey Graham says he has no interest in a Trump appointment. But, I hear Nikki Haley may have an interest in his Senate seat.

    If anyone is interested, someone made an incredibly detailed google spreadsheet of all 389 people to leave the trump administration.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IUwAsVqNzs1TXUs3DQdQEwT8txb5MD7Yps9MGO0JV24/edit#gid=0

  • My first thought when seeing this was Trump was pulling us out of the UN at the end of the year

  • Haley was constantly doing yoeman’s work in the UN and never backed down. She was the most respectable member of the administration. I can’t help but think about a 2020 campaign...

  • Let me check my notes here . . . Yes . . . just as I thought . . . I have Haley penciled in as this country’s first female president.

  • If she runs against Trump, she can win.

  • Not sure what to think of this news yet. Haley is certainly a moderating figure (if that exists anymore) in this administration, so it’s troubling to think of a more extreme figure coming into the role of UN Ambassador. Haley is also somewhat of a rising star in the GOP so I imagine there is some kind

    Not sure what to think of this news yet. Haley is certainly a moderating figure (if that exists anymore) in this administration, so it’s troubling to think of a more extreme figure coming into the role of UN Ambassador. Haley is also somewhat of a rising star in the GOP so I imagine there is some kind of political maneuvering as part of this decision.

  • I thought it was interesting that Nikki Hayley (to my recollection) was the only cabinet official whom Kirsten Gillibrand voted to confirm. At the time I thought it was perhaps because as UN Ambassador, Hayley would be working in Gillibrand's state so perhaps it was some kind of courtesy. I wonder how

    I thought it was interesting that Nikki Hayley (to my recollection) was the only cabinet official whom Kirsten Gillibrand voted to confirm. At the time I thought it was perhaps because as UN Ambassador, Hayley would be working in Gillibrand's state so perhaps it was some kind of courtesy. I wonder how many D votes her replacement will get.

  • Sorry she is going. Maybe they'll talk about Susan Rice's $57,000 blinds some more. I notice Trump said she could come back anytime & have her choice of jobs.

  • I CANT BLAME YOU, NIKKI HALEY. TRUMP IS AN EMBARRASSMENT , TO WHAT THIS COUNTRY, WAS BUILT ON. , THE UNITED STATES, IS A COUNTRY, OF PRIDE, AND STANDARDS, THIS PERSON, ( DONALD TRUMP) HAS BRUISED THE AMERICANS PRIDE, THERE ARE SOME THAT MAY NOT AGREE, BUT WITHIN MY OWN THOUGHTS, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

  • I have thought for years that Nikki Haley is sharp, thoughtful, competent, and a class act.

  • This really took me by surprise. Really a shame for the US to lose another one of the few sober, competent high-level foreign policy figures left. Hard to believe that her replacement will be quite as effective.

    It is good at least that the parting seems to be on relatively good terms, at least by

    This really took me by surprise. Really a shame for the US to lose another one of the few sober, competent high-level foreign policy figures left. Hard to believe that her replacement will be quite as effective.

    It is good at least that the parting seems to be on relatively good terms, at least by Trump-administration standards, and her reasoning makes sense. Also smart of her to not run in 2020, especially if/when Trump goes for reelection. Hopefully she won't be completely out of the picture in Washington... there are few enough reasonable and at least mostly-honest people there already.

  • I worry about who takes over her role.

  • Partisan hack sees writing on the wall, makes judicious move.

  • What a surprise this morning -- reports say not many knew it was coming.

  • Hopefully Ambassador Haley's appointment is a stepping stone to higher status for her. She has shown her capabilities for leadership throughout her public service and we will see her again.

  • And my guess will be his daughter will be named to replace her.

  • The first Woman President?

  • I saw this coming as soon as she joined the team, she never fit in and while she and many others were stabilizing foreign policy voices they weren’t in line with Trump’s policy objectives.

  • Looks like the US is backing away from the failed UN. Could be a sign of the times.

  • Let’s see what she will do next.

  • Hmm ... I'll bet she's exhausted. Who'll join the Trump train next?

  • Will be missed

  • Sad day for sure.

Want more conversations like this?

Join the Quartz community for all the intelligence, without the noise.

App Store BadgeGoogle Play Badge
Leaderboard Screenshot

A community of leaders, subject matter experts, and curious minds bringing nuance back to how we talk about the news.

Editors' Picks Screenshot

No content overload: our editors will curate the most notable and discussion-worthy pieces for you every day.

Share Screenshot

Don’t just read the story, tell it: contribute your ideas and experience to the dialogue.