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Nikki Haley becomes the latest to quit the Trump Administration, following an announcement with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Ms Haley made the announcement during a press conference this morning at the Oval Office, saying her resignation will take affect at the end of the year.
She was accompanied with President Donald Trump during the session, with Mr Trump praising Ms Haley for doing an incredible job and a fantastic person.
“I wanted to do this because Nikki as an ambassador to the United Nations has been very special to me,” Mr Trump said.
“She has done an incredible job, she is a fantastic person very importantly, but she also is somebody that gets it. She has been at the United Nations from the beginning with us, and worked with us so the campaign really a long time, very intense.”
Ms Haley thanked the President for giving her the opportunity to serve the United States.
She also believe that in the past two years, the United States have been respected by other countries on foreign policy despite differences.
“It has been an honour of a lifetime. I said I have been such a lucky girl to be able to lead the state that raised me, and to serve a country I love so very much,” she said.
“It has been a real blessing, and I want to thank you (Mr Trump) for that.”
Nikki Haley has been the former Governor of South Carolina for eight years, before she became the U.S. ambassador for the UN following Donald Trump’s election victory.
Ms Haley has denied speculations that she will be running for President in 2020, and says that she will campaign for Mr Trump instead.