Today, in a surprise announcement that has rocked the nation, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned.
Change is nothing new for the Trump administration, thanks in no small part to the pressure exerted on them by the radical left. Numerous high level officials have been in and out of the cabinet and the administration over the course of the last two years, leaving many in the mainstream media to speculate wildly on exactly why.
In the case of Nikki Haley, however, the President seemed to take no chances with the possibility of misinterpretation, holding a cordial and courteous press conference with Ambassador Haley to announce the change.
The former South Carolina governor was tapped as ambassador to the UN following Trump’s election win despite supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in her state’s all-important 2016 presidential primary and later backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.When asked if she would take the job by then-chief of staff Reince Priebus, Haley was intrigued but had some conditions.First, she told Trump she wanted to be a member of the Cabinet and the National Security Council, privileges enjoyed by her predecessors in the Obama administration. Perhaps most importantly, she wanted the latitude to be herself, to say what she wanted.“I said ‘I am a policy girl, I want to be part of the decision-making process,'” she told CNN in a 2017 interview, recalling the conversation with Trump. “He said, ‘done.’ And I said, ‘I don’t want to be a wallflower or a talking head. I want to be able to speak my mind.’ He said, ‘That is why I asked you to do this.’ In all honesty, I didn’t think they were going to take me up on everything I asked for.And they gave me all that. So how do you turn that down?”