At 10:05 AM on October 9th, 2018, the social media universe collectively gasped when Jim VandeHei, the CEO and cofounder of Axios, tweeted a scoop that President Trump had accepted United Nation Ambassador Nikki Haley’s resignation.
🚨 Scoop: Trump has accepted Nikki Haley’s resignation https://t.co/E9KlCNiJvL
— Jim VandeHei (@JimVandeHei) October 9, 2018
Ambassador Haley was one of the most popular members of the Trump Administration. As stated in Aryssa’s post earlier today, “Nikki Haley leaves her position with an approval rating of 84% of Republicans, 55% of Democrats, and 63% of moderates.” Her seemingly sudden resignation shocked conservatives. Here’s just a few reactions from the Twitterverse this morning.
As I was reading this tweet, I received the first notification that Haley was resigning. It pretty much sums up my first reaction:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 9, 2018
And my second reaction:
Me upon receiving news that Nikki Haley would be stepping down this morning pic.twitter.com/QQm9FtpaIM
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 9, 2018
College Republican twitter is about to go NUTS #NikkiHaley
— Sheridan Nolen (@sher_nolen) October 9, 2018
Not just College Republican Twitter, but ALL of young conservative Twitter reacted:
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by Nikki Haley’s resignation
— Elise Yost (@EliseYost) October 9, 2018
— Katie Hogge 🐙 (@laurakatharyn) October 9, 2018
If you see me today, I will be crying all day long https://t.co/yaJICYXfBe
— Ivana Petrovic (@IvanaPetrovic1) October 9, 2018
— Dan Passen (@DanPassenNH) October 9, 2018
Ahh no work Monday, this should be an easy week😊
*Nikki Haley resigns* pic.twitter.com/IkXhOlZTz6
— Natalia Castro (@LiaCastro62) October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley has been one of my role models for years. She has given young conservative women someone to look up to who is fierce but elegant and classy. Thank you, @nikkihaley, for everything you’ve done for this country and for all of us who look up to you.
— Caroline Craig (@CeeJayCraig) October 9, 2018
After the press conference with President Trump and Ambassador Haley ended, the tributes started pouring in, from conservative media to members of the administration:
Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a tireless leader and forceful advocate for @realDonaldTrump’s America First agenda.
She’s a powerful role model for women and girls around the world, and we can’t thank her enough for her service.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 9, 2018
.@nikkihaley was a strong voice for the U.S. & for moral clarity at the U.N. America was blessed to have her representing us. We thank her & her family for their service to our country & the cause of freedom & #HumanRights. pic.twitter.com/Ob43lGEixY
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 9, 2018
Ambassador Haley has served America with dignity + distinction.
She is a bold reformer and has been an unwavering champion of truth, principled realism and integrity within the United Nations.
Jared and I are grateful for her friendship — a true blessing in our lives! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/sidkwXzPZB
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley has been an incredible inspiration for all Americans, but particularly women. I respect her decision but will sorely miss her leadership at the UN.
— Kelsey Harkness (@kelseyjharkness) October 9, 2018
And of course, I can’t forget Kimberly Corban’s tweet, because this speaks to us on so many levels:
I haven’t been this upset over someone leaving their office since Michael Scott quit.
— Kimberly Corban (@Kimberly_Corban) October 9, 2018