U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley rocked Washington when she announced her resignation.
Pundits immediately speculated she would challenge Trump for the 2020 nomination.
And Nikki Haley answered that question with one jaw dropping answer.
President Trump announced he accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation and that she would step down at the end of the year.
Never Trump Republicans immediately pressured Haley to challenge Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination.
Haley was a fierce critic of Trump in 2016.
And as U.N. Ambassador, she supported the Bush-Obama foreign policy as well as open borders and mass migration.
But Haley said she would not run against Trump.
In fact, she pledged to campaign for Trump in 2020.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will exit her post “at the end of the year.”
“She’s done an incredible job. She’s a fantastic person, very importantly. She also is somebody who gets it. She has been at the United Nations from the beginning and worked with us on the campaign,” President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s been a long time, very intense. She told me probably six months ago, maybe at the end of the year, I want to take a little time off.”
Haley said she has no plans to run for president in 2020 and will campaign in support of Trump’s re-election bid. “No, I am not running for 2020. I can promise you what I’ll be doing is campaigning for this one,” Haley told reporters as she pointed to President Trump. “I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.”
Haley then thanked President Trump for appointing her as Ambassador, describing her time in the high-profile post as an “honor of a lifetime.” “It’s really been a blessing and I want to thank you,” she told the president as the press pool looked on. “You know I’ve said ‘I’m such a lucky girl to have been able to lead the state that raised me and to serve a country I love so very much.’”
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.