Here are the bulk of Trump and Haley’s comments from her resignation presser:
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The reporting is right now that Nikki Haley has resigned and that Trump has accepted her resignation. She is currently said to be at the White House:
President Trump‘s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has resigned, leaving the White House with one less moderate Republican voice on his cabinet’s foreign policy team.
The NY Times is saying they’ve confirmed Axios’ original reporting and now the AP is saying it’s true:
BREAKING: AP source: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to resign, will meet with President Donald Trump shortly.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 9, 2018
Here’s the original reporting by Axios:
President Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation as UN Ambassador, according to two sources briefed on their conversation. The timing of her departure is still unclear.
What we’re hearing: 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.
Well dang. She was my favorite Trump administration official.
UPDATE: Here’s more from Reuters:
MORE: Trump and Haley will meet in Oval Office at 10:30 a.m., event will be open to press - White House pic.twitter.com/ovCsQdNfmz— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 9, 2018
And from MSNBC:
BREAKING: US Amb. Haley has told her staff that she plans to resign. pic.twitter.com/xBJFaPQRvX— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 9, 2018
And from Trump:
Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30am.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2018
Is she getting a promotion?
It sounds like she’s really leaving…
Trump says Haley will leave the UN and administration at the end of the year but would be happy to have her back in any capacity, per @justinsink in the Oval. Trump says she told him 6 months ago that she wanted to leave at the 2-year mark.— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 9, 2018
Haley apparently wants a break…
BREAKING: Nikki Haley is leaving at the end of the year, Trump says. She wants to “take a break.”— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 9, 2018
Trump says Haley wants to “take a break”. pic.twitter.com/xKIGJhQIqg— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 9, 2018
To sum up…
From initial WH press pool report:— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) October 9, 2018
—@nikkihaley will leave at the end of the year
—Indicated about six months ago that she wanted to “take a break” after two years of service
—Says she’s not running for POTUS in 2020
—Trump says he’s happy for Haley but hates to lose her
BREAKING: Nikki Haley not running for president in 2020. Says she will campaign for President Donald Trump.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 9, 2018