Former SC Governor leaving U.N. position

It has been an honor of a lifetime. I’m such a lucky girl to have been able to lead a state that raised me and to serve a country that I love so much.” - Ambassador Nikki Haley

NATION: Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has announced her resignation as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

"I believe in term limits," she said this morning in an Oval Officer appearance with President Trump. She took the high-profile position just after Trump's inauguration, and earned favorable marks from Republicans, Democrats and independents for her role with the New York-based international organization.

Haley has been at the forefront in insisting that the U.S. pay just its "fair share" in supporting the work of the United Nations. A recent study showed the U.S. is far more generous with its foreign aid than most other nations of the world. Haley said at one point the U.S. would "start taking names" of the nations that do not support this country's ideals of freedom and democracy around the globe.

She said today other countries might not like what the U.S. does sometimes, but they respect the United States.

Saying Haley is "very special to me," Trump said he will name a replacement in 2 to 3 weeks. Haley will remain as U.N. Ambassador until the end of this year. She said she told Trump 6 months ago that soon she would want to "take some time off."

Haley said she will not run for President in 2020.

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