JUST IN: Nikki Haley Makes 2020 Campaign Announcement


In a surprise move that came out of nowhere, although the White House will never admit that, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her resignation alongside President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The first questions to arise, of course, were about her future plans. For instance, many wondered whether Haley would be a primary challenger for Trump in the 2020 presidential elections.

‘No, I am not running in 2020. I can promise you what I’ll be doing is campaigning for [Trump]…I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.’

Trump spoke glowingly about Haley, saying how “special” she has been to him. If she should decide to challenge him in an election, however, that tone will likely change drastically. Considering the tenor of Trump’s attacks on other women throughout his campaigning days and time in office, he could certainly dream up plenty of things to attack Haley over if she should dare challenge him in the future.

Haley said that she has now served in government office for eight years and believes in term limits, which led her to decide to resign her post. However, recent conflicts between her and the rest of Trump’s administration are most likely a motivator, as well.

‘White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who previously led the Department of Homeland Security’s crackdown on illegal immigration, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly backed a pullout, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the deliberations. The State Department initially opposed the withdrawal, but its policy planning chief, Brian Hook, who represented Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the principals’ meeting, reversed course and recommended ditching the negotiations.

‘The meeting ended in deadlock, with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressing the lone dissent. Haley had argued that the United States would have a better shot at influencing the outcome of the negotiations if it participated in the process.

‘She was ultimately overruled by the president, according to diplomatic sources.’

It has to be exceedingly difficult to do a job that your boss intentionally and consistently undermines. After forcing a withdrawal from the United Nations, an ambassador would appear to be unnecessary. Additionally, although Haley insisted that the U.N. “respects” America again under Trump, that moment when world leaders laughed in his face during a recent speech there would tend to prove that assertion false, as well.

Trump’s administration’s exceedingly high turnover rate continues. It is questionable, at this point, whether or not Trump intends to even appoint a new U.N. ambassador in Haley’s absence.

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