Nikki Haley Resigns

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley resigned today. Lots of people are asking why. And some think Trump will name Ivanka as her replacement.

Haley said she will not be a candidate in 2020. Is she looking towards 2024?

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    I'd hope that at least one or two (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by CST on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 03:10:46 PM EST
    Republican Senators would be too embarrassed to give that job to Ivanka, but then again I've rarely been disappointed when expecting the worst of them.

    Please (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by FlJoe on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 04:20:39 PM EST
    nominate her, the confirmation hearings would be a hoot.

    Ms. Haley (none / 0) (#7)
    by KeysDan on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 04:56:39 PM EST
    appears to be pushing Jared...whom she calls "a hidden genius".  The hidden part makes sense, but then there is that other part.  Also, the initial reporting of Haley's resignation came from Jonathan Swann of Axios, who appears to have access to Javanka.  Maybe the team of Ivanka and Jared are in the UN future. It's only another norm and institution to be broken.

    I heard yesterday (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 08:36:31 AM EST
    She might have been praising the Kushners because they are supporters of Dina Powell who she wants to replace her.

    Bolton, Kelly and others are not Dina fans.


    Cheeto says he wants Ivanka (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 03:36:17 PM EST
    Why Not Melania? (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by RickyJim on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 03:40:21 PM EST
    We will finally find out if she is fluent in 5 languages.

    And, her (none / 0) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 04:48:04 PM EST
    architectural degree at Slovenia U. will come in handy for reconstruction of the UN building, after John Bolton, as he once claimed would not make a bit of difference, takes the top ten floors off the 39 story building.

    Here's (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 03:39:13 PM EST
    She's either (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 09, 2018 at 06:39:57 PM EST
    done with politics for good or she is going to run for something in SC. She's done nationally and she knows it saying she is not running in 2020.

    I could not disagree more (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 07:43:41 AM EST
    She is planning to run for president.  2024, maybe.  I still think 2020 is her time.

    That said, her job is going to be very interesting in the near future.  The Sauds just appear to have killed a U.S. citizen and WaPo reporter and dismembered him with a bone saw.

    To say ME politics is a hot mess and we need to Sauds is a bit of an understatement.

    Whats she planning to say to the Saudi ambassador about this?

    This seems like a strange thing to pop up 3 weeks before an election.  


    I (none / 0) (#13)
    by FlJoe on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 10:04:52 AM EST
    agree, she wants to be president, at least VP depending on circumstances.

    I seriously doubt she would challenge tRump in 2020. If anything happens to tRump she may or may not run(maybe as VP with Pence?).

    I think the timing suggests that this is more a political than some brewing scandal or a policy fight with Bolton and the rest of the uber-hawks.


    2020 (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 12:08:02 PM EST
    Considering (none / 0) (#15)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 02:34:29 PM EST
    the fact that anyone associated with Trump pretty much has had their career ended I'm not sure how she overcomes it. The GOP is going to have to put forth a never Trumper to have a chance in future elections.

    Not a citizen I guess (none / 0) (#17)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Oct 11, 2018 at 09:06:05 AM EST
    A legal resident

    Does this make it easier for Trump to ignore it?


    This was abrupt (none / 0) (#10)
    by smott on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 07:58:17 AM EST
    My guess is she's getting out of the way of something. Mueller, for example. Perhaps just the mid-terms. Or a foreign policy gaffe, such as letting the Saudis kill that journalist.

    That will not really work with the Sauds (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 08:34:09 AM EST
    She is in the job till the end of the year.  

    I wonder (none / 0) (#16)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 10, 2018 at 02:36:45 PM EST
    if she is caught up in Mueller's crosshairs. She apparently has 1 million in debt. Maybe she can find a Russian to bail her out too.

    So the (none / 0) (#18)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Oct 13, 2018 at 05:58:21 PM EST
    new rumor is that Trump is going to fire Sessions and appoint Graham in his place and then Haley is going to be appointed senator from SC.