President Donald Trump said Tuesday U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration “at the end of the year.”
Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters. AP Photo: Mary Altaffer
He called Haley a “very special” person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump said that together, they had “solved a lot of problems.”
It’s the latest shake-up in the turbulent Trump administration just weeks before the November midterm election.
No reason for the resignation was immediately provided.