Six months ago Trump engaged the normally aggressively hawkish John Bolton as his senior Foreign Policy adviser. Six months ago UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, told Trump she would need a break.
Both John Bolton and Secretary of State, Pompeo, had both of the President’s ears and became convinced that Trump’s more conciliatory, matey approach was working when it came to ‘enemies’ of the State like Putin, Xi Jingping and Little Rocket Man. The tough talk was left to the bureaucrats’ tariffs and sanctions.
Nikki Haley, remained stridently critical of all three and at variance with what Bolton and Pompeo were convinced was working with the Trump Foreign Policy style. Nikki Haley was on borrowed time from that point on. Trump kept her letter of resignation in his pocket for a week until after the Kavanaugh inquisition and affirmation had blown over.
It’s a shame a women of Haley’s ability did not understand that she was out of step with the President until it was too late. She made easily forgivable mistakes like with the Syrian gassing charade but she always stood firmly for and against what she believed was right for the US.
As previous UN Ambassador himself, John Bolton, had his own ideas on how Haley should do her job. Her performance representing the US as a Permanent Security Council Member was combatively bellicose and threatening when it didn't need to be and not at all like the Trump approach of "falling in love".
Nikki with her minders
In isolation she was brilliant but it didn’t help to savage Putin over unfounded poisonings when Trump was planning some hunting on horseback with him followed by a bit of pollinating in the politburo.
Naturally the Democrats will weave some nasty stuff into her departure like Pompeo and Bolton were into menages a trois with her, but she is a woman of substance and immense talent and will return to the Administration in another capacity.
Menage a tension
So far Sky and Fox pundits have got it all wrong, but as with everything DC, the truth will eventually leak out.