UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

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  2. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has resigned and will leave her post by the end of the year.

    Sitting side-by-side in the Oval Office, Trump praised Haley as a "fantastic person" who has "done an incredible job" and said he would gladly welcome her back into his administration down the line.

    "She's done a fantastic job and we've done a fantastic job together. We've solved a lot of problems and we're in the process of solving a lot of problems," Trump said.

    "She told me probably six months ago, 'You know maybe at end of the year -- at the end of the two year period -- but by the end of the year I want to take a little time off, I want to take a break,'" he added.

    Trump said Haley has "been very special to me" and praised her as "somebody that gets it."

    Trump also said Haley could have her "pick" of administration posts if she ever decides she wants to rejoin his administration.

    "We're all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose -- hopefully you'll be coming back at some point but in a different capacity. You can have your pick," Trump said as Haley smiled broadly.

    The President said he plans to name a successor for the US's top diplomatic post at the United Nations in two to three weeks.

    Haley said "it has been an honor of a lifetime" serving as UN ambassador, but that it was time to depart the administration.

    "There's no personal reason," she said, explaining her rationale for departing. "It's very important for government officials to understand when it's time to step aside."

    "I want to make sure this administration, this president, has the strongest person to fight," she said.

    She praised Trump's foreign policy, saying "the US is respected."

    "Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do," she said.

    She also praised members of Trump's team, including senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

    "Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands," she said. "We're a better country because they're in the administration."

    A senior State Department official said Haley told her staff this morning.

    A source familiar with the matter said Haley's resignation caught national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by surprise.

    Axios was first to report the news that Haley resigned.

    The former South Carolina governor was tapped as ambassador to the UN following Trump's election win despite supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in her state's all-important 2016 presidential primary and later backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

    When asked if she would take the job by then-chief of staff Reince Priebus, Haley was intrigued but had some conditions.

    First, she told Trump she wanted to be a member of the Cabinet and the National Security Council, privileges enjoyed by her predecessors in the Obama administration. Perhaps most importantly, she wanted the latitude to be herself, to say what she wanted.

    "I said 'I am a policy girl, I want to be part of the decision-making process,'" she told CNN in a 2017 interview, recalling the conversation with Trump. "He said, 'done.' And I said, 'I don't want to be a wallflower or a talking head. I want to be able to speak my mind.' He said, 'That is why I asked you to do this.' In all honesty, I didn't think they were going to take me up on everything I asked for. And they gave me all that. So how do you turn that down?"

    During her more than a year-and-a-half on the job, she has repeatedly spoken her mind, whether it's going further on human rights than many of her administration colleagues or denouncing racism at home.

    This story is breaking and will be updated.
     
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    她对执行川普的政策倒是不折不扣的,不象有些人,夹带着自己的私货。:D
     
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    How Nikki Haley played the White House game — and won

    Departures from the Trump administration tend to be pretty acrimonious. But US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s resignation, announced in a surprise Tuesday morning sit-down with President Trump, was a striking break with the past.

    Trump went out of his way to praise Haley’s work, saying that “she’s done a fantastic job” and that “we’ll be in constant touch”
    even after she leaves at the end of the year. Haley returned the favor, calling her time working for Trump “the honor of a lifetime.”

    By Trump standards, this was the equivalent of a 12-gun salute. Previous high-profile departures, like Steve Bannon’s or Rex Tillerson’s, came amid reports of infighting and presidential anger. But Haley managed to maintain good relations with not only the president, but the conservative movement and the American public in general.

    An April 2018 poll from Quinnipiac, for example, found that Haley had a 75-9 approval rating among Republicans — and a 55-23 rating among Democrats. In these polarized times, the idea that one of Trump’s top allies could maintain such high favorables among both parties beggars belief, yet Haley managed to pull it off.

    Whatever one thinks of Haley’s job performance substantively, there’s no doubt that it was brilliant politically. She’s significantly improving her chances to be president down the line. The reasons appear to stem from both from her ability to manage Trump personally and the issues she chose to focus on, particularly the Middle East.

    Haley, perhaps more than any other person in politics today, acted like she understands the real ideological fault lines in modern America — and figured out how to manipulate them to her advantage.

    How Haley got American politics right
    Top foreign policy jobs can be a great launching pad for politicians to build up public support. Even Hillary Clinton, one of the most polarizing figures in American politics, had favorability ratings in the 60s when she served as President Obama’s secretary of state.

    But Haley’s policy approach was particularly canny. She focused significant amounts of attention on two things — hostility to Iran and support for Israel — that have wide and deep support across Republican factions.

    President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran deal and given Israel an unprecedented blank check on its treatment of the Palestinians. These are two of the few concrete policies that the most Trump-hostile Republican faction, neoconservatives who object to his overall “America First” foreign policy, generally support.

    This owes to longstanding trends inside the Republican Party, like the rise of pro-Israel evangelical theology over the past several decades, and to more recent ones, like hostility to Obama and the nuclear deal unifying the GOP in taking a hawkish stance toward the Islamic Republic. Haley, who was governor of South Carolina before her current job, appears to have a deep understanding of conservative movement politics — and, as a result, knew exactly what buttons to push to make herself into a heroine for the right.

    This is why her tenure got effusive praise from both Trump and conservatives who count themselves as Trump skeptics.

    “She has been excellent in her role, a fierce defender of American interests, and a critic of the UN’s corruption and moral failures,” Guy Benson, a prominent Trump-critical conservative, writes at Townhall.

    How Haley managed to criticize Russia and win over Trump at the same time
    Haley has also repeatedly discussed a touchy issue — Russia. Given the special counsel investigation and Trump’s deeply unpopular personal overtures to Vladimir Putin, it’s a hard issue for Republicans to discuss without getting in trouble. That’s doubly true since when it comes to actual Russia policies like sanctions, Trump has clashed with traditional Republican hawks who want a tougher line on the Kremlin.

    Haley has mostly sounded like one of those hawks. She has repeatedly condemned Russian human rights abuses in Syria, its war in Ukraine, and even its interference in the 2016 election. But she went out of her way to cast these arguments as a defense of the Trump administration’s overall approach to Russia, and in fact even a rebuttal to the argument that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump.

    “In the last year, this administration has been tougher on Russia than any American administration since Ronald Reagan,” she said in a February 2018 speech. “I have no idea what Russia expected from the American elections, but I gotta tell you, they are not happy with what they ended up with.”

    This kind of anti-Russian rhetoric still infuriated some of Trump’s hardcore supporters on the far right. Infowars writer Paul Joseph Watson blasted her as “a neo-con and an establishment crony who advocated the very foreign policy positions that Trump ran against;” pundit Ann Coulter tweeted after Haley’s departure announcement that “the average I.Q. of Trump’s cabinet went up 10 points today.”

    Yet it not only appealed to neoconservatives and Democrats but also didn’t alienate Trump himself. Partly that’s because it casts him as both a strong leader and a victim of a smear campaign painting him as a Russian pawn.

    And Trump just plain liked Haley overall. It seems that by toeing a very pro-Trump line publicly, and working hard to gain the president’s trust behind the scenes, Haley immunized herself from a hardline #MAGA backlash. What matters to Trump’s base is that Trump himself approves of you; the actual ideological valence of your foreign policy positions is relatively secondary by comparison.

    This is a thing about Trump Republicans that Haley seems to understand better than all other Republicans. Aside from a few relatively fixed points, like hostility toward immigrants and Black Lives Matter, Trumpism is pretty much what Trump makes of it. His hardcore supporters aren’t so much attracted to particular positions, particularly on foreign policy, as they are to Trump as an individual. It’s his affective and emotional approach, together with his reactionary stance on identity issues, that binds his supporters together.

    Haley’s actions suggest that she got this at a deep level. By building a strong personal relationship with the president, and pitching her rhetoric in just the right way, she was able to deviate from the Trump line on Russia without alienating Trump and the broader GOP in the way that, say, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did. As a result, she had a more politically successful time in office than anyone else who has left the Trump administration to date.
     
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    这女人说起话来蛮凶的...
     
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    在联合国里,要面对世界这么多国家,美国又是老大,理应为各国之表率。但她的老板行为乖张奸诈、决策莽撞和缺乏道德。她身为联合国代表,肩负宣扬美国式之伟大高尚价值观,就不得不帮老板擦屁股,老板又不知感激,情何以堪,叫她有何面目示人?辞了是最好的。
     
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    据说Ivanka要接任。。。
     
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    Trump officials have talked to Goldman Sachs' Dina Powell about possibly replacing Nikki Haley as UN ambassador
    先找代言人,Ivanka的密友,以色列-巴勒斯坦问题的坚定盟友。没人干,估计就是Ivanka了。
     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/opinion/nikki-haley-will-be-missed.html

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    Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in 2017.CreditCreditTom Brenner/The New York Times

    “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Nikki Haley, the United Nations ambassador, memorably once snapped to a reporter, after a senior — and, unsurprisingly, male — White House official attributed a tough position she’d announced on sanctioning Russia to “momentary confusion.”

    While Ms. Haley might not have gotten confused herself, she could at times present a confusing picture. She could talk as bluntly as the president himself about the failings of the United Nations system, and yet, more quietly, she proved a practitioner of multilateral diplomacy.

    In an administration that prizes lock-step loyalty, Ms. Haley managed to hold to at least some of her own priorities, and as a result she appears to be that rarest of Trump appointees: one who can exit the administration with her dignity largely intact. She announced on Tuesday that she would step down at the end of the year.

    Ms. Haley, who is expected to pursue the presidency one day, may eventually find herself having to defend facilitating some of President Trump’s worst policies and instincts. But she will also be able to point to more constructive roles she played. Indeed, a replacement in her mold may be the best to hope for from Mr. Trump.

    While Mr. Trump’s America First policy is a harsh rejection of multilateralism, many United Nations diplomats valued Ms. Haley as a pragmatic envoy who could explain the president to a world confused by the chaos in Washington. She also developed a good relationship with António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, and helped avoid what could have been a breakdown between the United States and the United Nations.

    She protected some of the American investment in the United Nations against the most drastic budget cuts sought by the White House, while also working to reform the United Nations bureaucracy, a longtime American bipartisan goal and also a priority for Mr. Guterres. She also managed the effort to pass tough new sanctions on North Korea.

    She maintained some independence from the president on relations with Russia and other matters. She was visibly dismayed in August 2017, for example, when the president said he could not rule out a “military option” to respond to unrest in Venezuela.

    But Ms. Haley also has been the face of misguided and cruel Trump initiatives, like cutting funds to the agency providing crucial assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees.

    On her watch, the United States has withdrawn from the Paris agreement on climate change and the United Nations Human Rights Council and has not done enough to push back against Israeli abuses in Gaza.

    Ms. Haley has taken a hard line against Iran as Mr. Trump abrogated the deal to control its nuclear weapons, and she has warned that the United States will be “taking names” of countries that don’t support its agenda.

    Like most Republican leaders, Ms. Haley performed a dizzying pirouette during the 2016 presidential campaign. Then the governor of South Carolina, she started out attacking Mr. Trump as “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.” Once his rise seemed certain, she helped make it so by enthusiastically defending him.

    With no background in foreign affairs — a deficit for a presidential candidate — she accepted the United Nations appointment and became one of only a half-dozen women in a cabinet-level job. An Indian-American, she also became one of the even smaller number of people of color at the top of the administration.

    Ms. Haley quickly positioned herself as the equal of then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Because of his tentative demeanor and rare public appearances, Mr. Tillerson essentially ceded his role as America’s leading foreign policy voice to Ms. Haley.

    Once Mike Pompeo replaced Mr. Tillerson and John Bolton, a former United Nations envoy who detests the organization, became White House national security adviser, they asserted more influence. There have been conflicts reported between Ms. Haley and Mr. Bolton, in particular.
     
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    学习我党先进经验,建红色帝国。最祟拜中国的,就是床婆全家了。
     
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    感觉是个悲剧人物,川普的炮灰,前途堪忧
     
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    The word of the day: nepotism.

     
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    前任南卡州长,联合国大使,还是个女的。。。

    trump要是2020年下台,她就是2024年强有力的共和党的总统候选人。
     
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    据说川普很听他女儿的话,如果Ivanka 真的上位,可能对川普的莽撞性格会有劝阻作用,会收敛些,是好事。
     

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