Ha­ley to join pri­vate sec­tor, make a lot of money: Trump

Financial Chronicle - - AROUND THE GLOBE - LALIT K JHA

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.

“There’s an ex­pres­sion, but un­der #MeToo, I’m not al­lowed to use it any­more. ‘The girl that got away.’ So, we’ll change the ex­pres­sion. Penn­syl­va­nia was al­ways the one that got away” Pres­i­dent Trump on #MeToo

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