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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s resignation on Tuesday wasn't one of the embittered departures we have often seen from high-profile Trump administration officials. Announced in a surprise morning sit-down with the president, Trump called Haley "a very special" person "who gets it". “We’ve done a fantastic job together,” he said.
Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, cited cutting millions of dollars from the UN budget as one of her major accomplishments, as well as addressing what she described as "anti-Israel bias". She also praised the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, calling Kushner a "hidden genius".
President Trump promised he would name a new UN ambassador within three weeks. He said there is no-one more qualified in the world to become the next US ambassador than his daughter, Ivanka, describing her as "dynamite". He told reporters that he has heard her name discussed for the post, but said if he selected her, he'd be accused of nepotism.