UNITED NATIONS – Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has resigned.
Haley will leave her job at the end of the year, according to President Donald Trump.
She is meeting with Trump now.
Haley apparently told her staff Tuesday morning that she will be ready to move on at the end of the year after working in the post for two years.
Her resignation apparently took many people in Trump’s cabinet by surprise, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Haley is the former governor of South Carolina. There was some speculation that she might be interested in running for president in 2020 but she has told Trump that she will campaign for him.
Haley is one of the most senior women in the Trump administration. She has been viewed as a stabilizing force in an often tumultuous White House.
Haley had been widely praised in her UN role, especially for the tough stance she took on Iran.