Nikki Haley to resign as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 24: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends a media briefing during the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (NBC) — In an unexpected development, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, plans to resign, NBC News has confirmed.

Haley informed her staff that she plans to resign. The news, first reported by Axios, comes ahead of an announcement she plans to make with President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday morning.

In September, Haley wrote in The Washington Post that she felt compelled to respond to the anonymous opinion article published in The New York Times, in which an unnamed senior official claimed to be part of a “resistance” within the Trump administration attempting to thwart “parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

In her opinion piece for The Post, she wrote, “I, too, am a senior Trump administration official. I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country.”

“But I don’t agree with the president on everything,” she added. “When there is disagreement, there is a right way and a wrong way to address it. I pick up the phone and call him or meet with him in person.”

Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, was confirmed to her U.N. post in January 2017 by the Senate with bipartisan support, 96-4.

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