When Nikki Haley turned in her resignation as Ambassador to the United Nations, the wire services made a point of sending pertinent photos, most of which looked something like this:
Haley almost always looks like that: a wide grin suggesting a sunny disposition, and killer gams. The Donald has scowled before, but seldom like this: to borrow a Robin Williams phrase, he looks like someone is holding a small turd under his nose.
As to the “real” reason Haley is departing, I suspect Linda Fox has it right:
She’s wrapping up her Washington life, in preparation for establishing her SC residence again, and firming up her political relationships in the state. Why?
Because, after the election, an SC Senator is going to vacate his seat, allowing the governor to replace [Lindsey] Graham with Haley.
I’m guessing that Trump has plans for Graham, in his administration. And, for the first time in a long time, he will have someone in that slot that will have his back.
She’s not specifying which slot, though one can well imagine.