United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned and she will be leaving the chair by the end of 2018. President Donald Trump has accepted her stepping down preference and addressing to the reporters in the Oval Office alongside her he said was aware of such time off about six months ago.
The 46-year-old dismissed all such speculation that says she would run for president in 2020.
The former South Carolina governor said would be campaigning for Trump in 2020 and has not yet decided where she will go from here.
However, Haley added that she believes herself being selfless and to allow someone else to the job by stepping down. She is also a believer of term limits.
Born as Nimrata Randhawa to Indian immigrant parents, Haley became the first female and first minority governor of South Carolina in 2010. She was re-elected four years later. She was also the youngest governor in United States.
Her resignation comes a day after a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, called for an investigation into her.
The anti-corruption watchdog group alleges business leaders from South Carolina gifted her seven luxury private plane trips and she had thereafter undervalued flights’ cost between Washington, New York and her state.
Earlier this year the ambassador had clashed with White House for prematurely announcing fresh sanctions against Russia.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow commented Haley had a momentary confusion and later, on the same day, she said to Fox News, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
The daughter of immigrants was a frequent critic to Trump too during the presidential election campaign. Once she said Trump’s rhetoric could trigger world war.
Retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said the UN ambassador had challenged both friend and foe to become better.
During the election campaign she said the women who accused Trump of sexual assault should be given an ear.
BBC New York correspondent Nick Bryant said the lady had partnered with UN General Secretary to protect the organization against Trump’s anti-globalist agenda.
Haley was a true agent of reform at the UN, said South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.