U.N.’s Nikki Haley resigns, Trump accepts/
Nikki Haley on Tuesday abruptly resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations.
The reasons for her departure are unclear and this was not expected. Haley reportedly had a discussion about her resignation with President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House last week.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has been among the more moderate members of Trump’s administration. She had a tough job from the start representing the Trump administration’s agenda in the UN, a body the president has long criticized.
U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Axios news site reported on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Haley would not confirm the report to Reuters when asked about it during a visit to the White House on Tuesday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump and Haley were scheduled to meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m