Axios is reporting that Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House, these sources said. Her news shocked a number of senior foreign policy officials in the Trump administration.
It’s unclear exactly what might have prompted such a move, if Haley has in fact resigned. Two weeks ago, Axios reported that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had resigned, only to moderate the story in later updates.
Axios cites statements from Haley hinting that she and Trump had disagreements. Haley has also come under some scrutiny for her use of government planes, though the level of accusations there is well below that of many in the Trump cabinet — and certainly nothing so serious that it would seem to call for dislodging someone as popular on the right as Haley.
The timing of the event suggests that Haley’s resignation could be related to events surrounding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, but Haley has been involved with the Federalist Society which played a key role in elevating Kavanaugh to the court.
CNN now appears to have confirmed Haley’s resignation.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that “President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley will meet in the Oval Office at 10:30am this morning. This event will be open to the pool”.
And now a tweet from Trump.
Is Trump making Haley the First Space Ranger of Space Force?
This seems … yeah, quite likely.