The current U.N. ambassador told President Trump that he could find someone more qualified to lead the State Department.
In a recent interview with CNN, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed that President Trump had offered the former South Carolina governor a position in his Cabinet as secretary of state, but Haley turned down the job due to her relative foreign policy inexperience.
Trump ultimately tapped former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as the head of the State Department, but he considered Haley first, who had endorsed the president’s rivals during the 2016 GOP primary:
Nikki Haley was under consideration to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state when she flew to New York to meet the President-elect for the first time since his election victory.
She told Trump no.
“I’m very aware of when things are right and when they are not,” she told me during an extensive interview recently. “I just thought he could find someone better.”
According to the interview, after turning down the offer, Haley did not expect another position in the administration, but Trump’s then-chief of staff, Reince Priebus, called her to offer the U.N. ambassadorship.
The report also hinted that Haley could eventually succeed Tillerson as secretary of state, given chatter that the former oil executive could be on his way out.
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