In an Oval Office announcement on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump revealed that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will be leaving her post at the end of 2018. Shortly thereafter, a liberal reporter began circulating a nasty rumor about the ambassador. However, it wasn’t long before the reporter was utterly humiliated. Isn’t it incredible what passes for “journalism” these days?
As soon as news broke on Tuesday morning that Nikki Haley would be resigning from her position as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, rumors began swirling as to why she would be leaving her post. According to The Daily Caller, some reporters on Twitter were openly theorizing that Haley resigned due to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
I have no indication Nikki Haley resigned because of discontent over Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but the timing hints that — and White House aides are aware of that. https://t.co/LjI9zDYIdi
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 9, 2018
As it turns out, this was nothing more than fake news from a mainstream media complicit in spreading lies about the Trump administration. The Washington Post obtained a copy of Haley’s resignation letter soon after the ambassador’s joint press conference with the president. The letter is dated October 3, meaning that it was delivered days before Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday and ceremonially sworn-in on Monday night.
“Dear Mr. President: It has been an immense honor to serve our country in your Administration. I cannot thank you enough for giving me this opportunity,” wrote Haley. “You will recall that when you offered me the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations in November 2016, I accepted the offer based on some conditions. Those conditions included serving in your Cabinet and on the National Security Council and being free to speak my mind on the issues of the day. You made those commitments and you have absolutely kept them all. For that too, I will always be grateful,” she added.
“We achieved great successes at the UN,” Haley continued. “We passed the toughest sanctions against any country in a generation, pressuring North Korea toward denuclearization. We passed an arms embargo on South Sudan that will help reduce violence and hopefully bring peace to that troubled country. We stood up for our ally Israel and began to roll back the UN’s relentless bias against her. We reformed UN operations and saved over $1.3 billion. We spoke out resolutely against dictatorships in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and yes, Russia. Through it all, we stood strong for American values and interests, always placing America first. I am proud of our record,” she declared.
“As a strong supporter of term limits, I have long believed that rotation in office benefits the public,” wrote Haley. “Between the UN Ambassadorship and serving in the South Carolina Governorship and General Assembly, I have been in public office for fourteen straight years. As a businessman, I expect you will appreciate my sense that returning from government to the private sector is not a step down but a step up.”
“Accordingly, I am resigning my position,” Haley concluded. “To give you time to select a replacement, and to give the Senate time to consider your selection, I am prepared to continue to serve until January 2019. At that point, I will once again become a private citizen. I expect to continue to speak out from time to time on important public policy matters, but I will surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020. As a private citizen, I look forward to supporting your re-election as President, and supporting the policies that will continue to move our great country toward even greater heights. With best wishes and deep gratitude, Nikki Haley.”
Whatever Nikki Haley has in store for the next chapter of her life, it will surely be something great. And, whenever she is ready to return to politics, the GOP will undoubtedly welcome her with open arms. She is truly one of the best.