FOREIGN POLICY/IVANKA/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, jolting the foreign policy world and President Donald Trump’s team just weeks before the midterm elections. Haley, one of the most respected members of Trump’s Cabinet on the international front, said Tuesday [10-9-18] that she will stay in the role until the end of the year. She also said she did not plan to run for president against Trump in 2020, downplaying the intense buzz about her political future. Her plans to quit were closely held and a genuine shock to the U.N. community as well as other Republicans, although some have said in recent months that she appeared to have less room to maneuver in the role since John Bolton took over as Trump’s national security adviser. Trump said he may name a new U.N. envoy in less than three weeks; speculation quickly swirled around who that might be, with some predicting — with little evidence — that Trump may pick his daughter Ivanka or son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom advise him in the White House. Ivanka Trump later ruled out the possibility.”

Nahal Toosi, Eliana Johnson and Rebecca Morin, “Nikki Haley to resign as Trump’s U.N. ambassador,” Politico, October 9, 2018 9:56 pm