UN Ambassador Nikki Haley unexpectedly gave her resignation Tuesday morning.
Haley and the president then met in the Oval Office to discuss the resignation. While her reason for resigning wasn’t made clear immediately, President Donald Trump has officially accepted it.
Trump called Haley a “very special” person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. Trump said that together, they had “solved a lot of problems.”
In Sept. Haley penned an op-ed discussing her policy disagreements. She also mentioned her pride in working for Trump. The Washington Post article came as a response to an anonymous article in The New York times by a “senior administration official” claiming to be part of the “resistance” effort.
“I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country,” Haley wrote. “But I don’t agree with the president on everything.”
She is expected to leave her position by the end of the year. Haley told reporters that she is not planning to run in 2020.
The former South Carolina governor was confirmed a few days after Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
Before she was named by Trump to her UN post, Haley was the first woman to hold the post of governor of South Carolina. She was re-elected in 2014.