In a dramatic turn of events , Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigned , becoming the latest casualty in the dysfunctional Trump administration just weeks ahead of the crucial mid-term elections.
President Donald Trump, who met Haley in the Oval Office , said that she had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year.
“She told me probably six months ago,” Trump told reporters, ‘”I want to take a little time off.'”
Trump said there are a number of people who would like to do this job and that this is a more glamorous position that it was a couple of years ago, appreciating her work.
Haley, considered as a moderate Republican alternative to Trump, in her remarks insisted that she is not going to run for president in 2020 and will campaign for Trump.
Haley, 46, was the senior most Indian-American official in the Trump administration.
Her resignation just ahead of the crucial mid-term elections in November came as a shock and surprise to the American foreign policy and national security experts who believe it was a big loss to the Trump Administration.