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Letter: Haley’s exit timed after Trump rally raises suspicions
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President Donald Trump meets with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The timing of Nikki Haley’s resignation from the UN ambassador’s job is suspect at best. President Donald Trump is coming off the biggest fight of his administration getting Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court. Also, midterm elections are looming just over the horizon. 

I think the reason Haley chose this moment to retire goes back to the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Before the Senate confirmation vote, Trump attended a political rally where he brought up the charges that had been levied against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. He mocked and poked fun of her allegations and the crowd ate it up and loudly cheered the president. I believe this is the straw that broke the camel’s back. 

Haley is a consummate politician who will need female voters in the future should she run for higher political office. Trump has severely alienated female voters with the way he has handled the Kavanaugh confirmation. I don’t agree with all of Haley’s conservative domestic policies but I do like the way she did her job at the UN. She was tough with Iran and didn’t take any guff from the tinpot dictator running Venezuela. She was also very supportive and protective of Israel, our best friend in the Middle East. 

I thought it was funny when Trump suggested that his daughter, Ivanka, could do the job of UN Ambassador. Ivanka has too many multimillion-dollar businesses going to concern herself with a huge job like UN Ambassador.

William McKee

Flowery Branch

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