Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley — one of the few women, and one of a tiny number of “moderate” Republicans in Trump’s Administration. According to Axios, she apparently discussed her resignation last week, much to the surprise of many in the White House.
I have no idea why, or what this means (although, it might mean she’s running in 2020). She was one of the few in the Trump Administration who kind of, sort of made a show of standing up to Trump, and some of her policies clearly differed from those of the President.
But she was still a Trumper, and she stuck with him through a lot of heinous bullshit, so we’re not throwing any parades for her bravery here.
Instead of filing your piece on is the resigning Nikki Haley now the smart anti-trump Republican, fill your bathtub with dirty water, throw your computer into the bathtub, and announce your retirement from society— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) October 9, 2018
She is expected to meet with the President shortly. She is also the first of many Republicans expected to resign in the coming months, though many are waiting until after the midterms. The fact that Haley is not may be of some import. Or maybe she was just fed up. Or maybe she was about to be investigated for something. Who knows?
Yesterday, we requested an ethics investigation into Nikki Haley's private flights. She resigned this morning as UN Ambassador. (These two things are probably unrelated.) https://t.co/4y0jkW8a6w— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 9, 2018
Update: Trump announcing the resignation alongside Haley in the Oval. Read into her body language whatever you’d like.
President Trump announces the departure of Nikki Haley: "We will miss you…and you have done a fantastic job, and I want to thank you very much." pic.twitter.com/Cu0H9e6wjN— Axios (@axios) October 9, 2018