Haley to join private sector, make a lot of money: Trump
NIKKI Haley, who on Tuesday announced her resignation as the US Ambassador to the UN, is likely to join the private sector and hopefully, make a lot of money, President Donald Trump said as he profusely praised his top diplomat.
Haley (46), the first IndianAmerican to hold a cabinet-ranking position in any presidential administration, is likely to stay in the position till the year-end, before which her successor could be nominated and confirmed by the Senate.
“Nikki is our friend. She has been great. I want whoever it is to spend some time with Nikki before she goes out and gets herself a job, and hopefully does —she’s going to make a lot of money. And I think Nikki will come back in some form too. But she’s an extraordinary person, good person,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. Haley has said that she is taking a break after more than a decade in public life. Trump told reporters that he was looking at four-five different individuals as her replacement. One of them being Dina Powell (45), the former deputy national security adviser to Trump. Asked about the timing of Haley’s resignation, that too just before the mid-term polls, Trump said nothing much should be read into this. “There’s no good time. She told me about this a long time ago. And, frankly, it’s almost four weeks. So, it’s not that bad. I thought it was very elegantly done,” he said. Trump exuded confidence that Haley would come back into government because she’s a terrific person.
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