Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned, CBS News’ Fin Gomez has confirmed, according to a senior administration source.
President Trump has accepted her resignation, but he tweeted that a “big announcement” was coming at 10:30 a.m.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told pool reporters in a statement, “President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley will meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m. this morning” in an event open to cameras and the press pool, meaning only a handful of journalists will be present.
Axios first reported Haley’s resignation.
Haley has charted her own course during the Trump administration, admitting in a recent op-ed that sometimes she disagrees with the president. Her op-ed was a response to an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times from someone who identified as a senior administration official. Haley’s op-ed was headlined, “When I challenge the president, I do it directly. My anonymous colleague should have, too.”
“I, too, am a senior Trump administration official,” Haley wrote in her op-ed. “I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country. But I don’t agree with the president on everything. When there is disagreement, there is a right way and a wrong way to address it. I pick up the phone and call him or meet with him in person.”
Haley was an opponent of Mr. Trump’s during the 2016 presidential race, and endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio when she left the race. Since then, the two made amends — although, as Haley noted, she and the president were not always in lock-step agreement.
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