Ha­ley ex­tra­or­di­nary, will make lots of money: Trump

Millennium Post - - Mp World -

WASH­ING­TON DC: De­scrib­ing In­dian-amer­i­can Nikki Ha­ley as an "ex­tra­or­di­nary per­son", Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has said the out­go­ing US am­bas­sador to the UN is "go­ing to make a lot of money" in the pri­vate sec­tor, which she in­tends to join.

Ha­ley, 46, the first In­di­anamer­i­can to hold a Cabi­ne­trank­ing po­si­tion in any US pres­i­den­tial ad­min­is­tra­tion, ten­dered her res­ig­na­tion Tues­day, which Trump ac­cepted.

She had hinted in her res­ig­na­tion let­ter that she is headed to the pri­vate sec­tor af­ter two years at the UN and, be­fore that, six years as South Car­olina's gov­er­nor.

She is likely to stay in the po­si­tion till the year-end so that her suc­ces­sor could be nom­i­nated and con­firmed by the Se­nate.

Trump ex­uded con­fi­dence that Ha­ley would re­turn to his ad­min­is­tra­tion in some ca­pac­ity at some point.

"Nikki is go­ing to be here un­til the end of the year. Nikki is our friend. She has been great. I want who­ever it is to spend some time with Nikki be­fore Nikki 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.

Trump told re­porters that he was con­sid­er­ing the name of four-five per­sons 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. I mean, there could be 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. No, I don't think so at all. I thought it was very el­e­gantly done," he said. "If she waited un­til af­ter, then they'd say, 'Oh, she '. You know, if we win, they'd say, why is she do­ing it. And if we lose, they'd say, oh, well, that's ob­vi­ous why she's do­ing it. Okay? So there's re­ally no good time to do it," the Pres­i­dent added.

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