By Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, October 9, 2018

Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And the timing is raising eyebrows.

President Trump and Haley held a quickly arranged media availability Tuesday morning in the White House, shortly after Axios’s Jonathan Swan broke the news of her impending exit. Haley said her resignation was simply about needing a break after six years as South Carolina governor and two at the United Nations, and Trump said Haley even previewed a desire to leave as long as six months ago.

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