Nikki Haley’s letter of resignation to President Trump

| October 10, 2018


US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, surprised the nation with her intention to step down from that position and return to her South Carolina home yesterday.

Haley told reporters she will not run for office in 2020 and instead campaign for the president, in an attempt to quash speculation that she might chart her own political course challenging him.

“I will say this for all of you that are going to ask about 2020 — no, I am not running for 2020,” the ambassador told reporters. “I can promise you what I will be doing is campaigning for this one. So I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.”

Her letter:

October 3, 2018

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.

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.

We achieved great successes at the UN. 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.

As a strong supporter of term limits, I have long believed that rotation in office benefits the public. 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. 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

A class act all the way, she will be greatly missed. Right up until we see a Pense / Haley ticket in 2024.

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    I’d hit it!

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    If she’s offering to help campaign for dTrump for 2020, she’s prepping the way for her own run in 2024.

    In fact, I can’t think of a better choice for a first female US President.

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    And the money line…” 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.”


  4. OWB says:

    Oh, she WILL be back! No doubt about it. And she could well be in another cabinet position (State?) before that.

  5. Deckie says:

    Menendez already opened his cock garage about this, touting it as a sign the Trump Administration is imploding.

    I figured it’d be a matter of seconds before the Dems seized upon this as a chance to show that his cabinet was burning down.

    Should she have waited until after midterms?

    • Jay says:

      Talking heads already speculating that its her disgust at Kav being confirmed making her quit.

      “She couldn’t wait until after midterms to resign??”

    • OWB says:

      No. She did what she said she was going to do. And she is giving him enough time to replace her. The small fact that her public announcement takes some of the steam out of the media coverage of last week’s news is just a convenient bonus.

      • SFC D says:

        OWB, it really is that simple. However, someone doing what they said they’d do is a rarity in political circles, and makes the MSM suspicious. And suspicions sell advertising.

        Like that Doc said, Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

        • NDHoosier says:

          > Like that Doc said, Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

          Unless you are Bill Clinton

          • Jay says:

            ba dum tss….

          • SFC D says:

            I wonder if “that” cigar and a certain blue dress are on display in the Clinton library.

            • AW1Ed says:

              Heard the story of Clinton’s official portrait?
              clinton portrait w/ dress
              The shadow to Bill’s right represents a certain little blue dress.

              NPR Link

              Artist Nelson Shanks, who has painted royalty, popes and world leaders, tells the Philadelphia Daily News that his portrait of President Clinton for the National Portrait Gallery has a not-so-obvious reference to the infamous blue dress worn by Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom Clinton had an affair.

      • desert says:

        Yes and she IS a class act, she believes in term limits so she is putting her money where her mouth is…she is voluntarily submitting to term limits…We as a country are losing big time when this lady steps down, unless with her help, her and Prez Trump can pick someone of the same quality!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Like Kavanaugh for SCOTUS, it won’t matter who or when Trump announces her replacement; the Dems will be against it.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I love this cat and mouse game he’s got going on in WDC. It brings out all the swamp rats and tells us what they are really like.

    • MSG Eric says:

      If you look back, at least one week every month since he was sworn in they’ve run a “the White House / Cabinet / Administration is imploding!”

      If they weren’t running extreme stories about Trump, I think he’d get bored and throw something out to get them started up again.

  6. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Nikki’s a class act. She’ll be back… I’m with Ex-PH2 on this. Watch for her name to be in the ring for 2024.

  7. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Nikki for PREZ!

  8. JimmyB says:

    Beautiful lady and smart too! I hope her replacement has her firepower.

  9. David says:

    Seems to me someone said she originally accepted with a view to only serving 2 years in the position… anyone recall that?

    • Aysel says:

      I remember hearing that too. Like someone said above, she said she was going to resign by the end of the year, so she’s keeping her word.

  10. NDHoosier says:

    I was challenged by a woman during the past Presidential election: “Would you even vote for a woman for President?” I replied, “I would vote for a woman, but not THAT woman (i.e. Felonia von Pantsuit).”

    Nikki Haley is the woman I would vote for.