In turn, Trump credited Haley with bringing glamour to the U.N. Ambassador's post while lavishly praising her for doing a "fantastic job".
Haley, who has been one of Trump's most trusted advisers, would not confirm the report to Reuters when asked about it on her arrival at the White House today.
John Bolton. The current national security advisor had the title of USA ambassador to the United Nations once before.
But the seemingly cordial departure hinted that this may not be the case - and Haley herself soon poured cold water on the idea, saying she would not run in 2020 and would campaign for Trump instead.
It could be that Sen.
He said he would be naming her replacement in the next two to three weeks and that "very good people" were interested in taking up her role. Haley announced she would be leaving at the end of the year, because she "wants to take a break".
"It's been eight years of intense time, and I'm a believer in term limits". "But I will tell you that there is no hate in this country".
Proud Papa Trump pushed the Ivanka narrative hard in another, afternoon pop-up presser on the White House lawn as he was heading out to wow his base at another rally.
There is no evidence, however, that the scrutiny of those flights had anything to do with Haley's decision to leave her diplomatic post.
She recently said she supported Mr Trump's administration but admitted they still had their differences.
"I'm confident that we will be able to continue to build on the strong foundation she solidified in her role as United Nations ambassador", Gardner said.
"No, I'm not running in 2020" for president, she joked.
Congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters and some key US allies did not get advance word from Haley or the White House.
Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, Nikki Haley, born Nimrata Randhawa, is the daughter of Sikh parents Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, both highly educated academics who immigrated to Canada from Amritsar before eventually moving to South Carolina.
"I don't agree with the president on everything".
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said she had been "a true agent of reform" at the UN.
"I've heard a lot of names".