UN Ambassador Haley Says She's 'Not Moving to Trump Tower

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is closing the door on the possibility of the ambassador's residence moving to Trump Tower.

The U.S. decided in 2015 to move its longtime ambassador's residence in New York out of the famed Waldorf Astoria hotel. Haley is confirming that the U.S. moved it because the hotel was purchased by a Chinese-owned company and there were U.S. concerns about spying and security.

The ambassador's residence was moved to another hotel near U.N. headquarters. But Haley is pushing back on a U.S. lawmaker's speculation that the Trump administration might move it again to the midtown Manhattan building managed by the Trump Organization. She tells Congress she is "not moving to Trump Tower."

She says she's staying put "until it's time for me to leave."

 

© 2017 Associated Press


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