TIL Desk/World/Washington/ 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 Indian-American to hold a Cabinet-ranking 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.