Nikki Haley reportedly resigns as US ambassador to the UN

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Nikki Haley and Donald TrumpREUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoUS Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump.

  • Nikki Haley on Tuesday abruptly resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations, Axios reports.
  • It's not clear why she resigned but she reportedly discussed her departure with the president last week.

Nikki Haley on Tuesday abruptly resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations, Axios reports.

The reasons for her departure are unclear and this was not expected. Haley reportedly had a discussion about her resignation with President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House last week.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter that Haley and Trump would meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 am.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, has been among the more moderate members of Trump's administration. She had a tough job from the start representing the Trump administration's agenda in the UN, a body the president has long criticized.

This story is developing.

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