Trump and Haley held what appeared to be a hastily arranged press meeting in the White House to announce her departure from the post at the end of the year, the Washington Post reported.
Haley said she needed a break after serving six years as South Carolina governor and two years at the United Nations.
Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, to immigrant parents from India. The 46-year-old, whose birth name is Nimrata Randhawa, was appointed to serve at the United Nations even though she had no experience working in international relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University. Before becoming governor, Haley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.
Where does she go now after her U.N. gig? Haley has already ruled out a 2020 presidential run. And she’s unlikely to challenge South Carolina’s Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for his seat, according to The State.
“I look forward to supporting the president in the next election,” she said at the press meeting, leaving the door open to perhaps a fulltime position with Trump’s re-election campaign.
There was also many job opportunities in the White House, such as replacing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
If that job doesn’t interest Haley, she could take over whatever projects Ivanka Trump has been working on in the White House. They would, in essence, replace each other—with Ivanka going to the United Nations.
Haley has already penned one book, titled Can’t Is Not An Option. She may be planning to write another book—one that could pave the way for a 2024 presidential run.
If she’s leaving her post under negative circumstances, there’s also the possibility of a tell all book about the Trump administration.
While there’s doubt about Haley competing for Graham’s senate seat, she get appointed to the Senate if Trump decides to make Graham his next attorney general.
There’s also speculation that Trump wants Haley on his 2020 ticket as her vice president.
Maybe she will do nothing and just retire
With her new overseas connections and access to the administration, there’s a possibility that Haley may decided to earn big bucks as a lobbyist.
And of course, there’s probably a seat waiting for her at Fox News as a commentator.
The possibilities seem endless.