Nikki Haley’s Sudden Resignation as UN Ambassador Sends Shockwaves, Triggers Speculation: ‘Is She Anonymous?’


The political universe was electrified on Tuesday by the news that Nikki Haley is leaving her post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Axios reports that Haley handed her resignation to President Donald Trump last week, much to the shock of various figures in the administration. Multiple news outlets have corroborated the report now, and Trump seemed to tease the news by tweeting about a “big announcement” in the next few minutes.

Since Haley is often viewed as one of the most important and respected figures in the Trump administration, the news comes as a jolt to political observers. The first reactions on Twitter have been a combination of jokes, analysis of the odd timing, and concern about what it means now that the White House has lost one of its most moderating individuals. There’s also been speculation that Haley was the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed, though Haley penned a column denying she wrote that Times piece.

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