Jared Kushner Is a 'Hidden Genius That No One Understands,' Nikki Haley Says as She Resigns

Nikki Haley in remarks on her resignation as United States ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday morning praised President Donald Trump's family members in the White House and called his son-in-law Jared Kushner a "hidden genius."

"I can't say enough good things about Jared and Ivanka," Haley said in the Oval Office about Kushner and the president's daughter. "Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands."

Haley elaborated on Kushner: "I mean to redo the NAFTA deal the way he did.… What I've done working with him on the Middle East peace plan, it is so unbelievably well done."

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Kushner, who had no prior government experience, was entrusted with a broad portfolio as a senior White House administration that includes forging peace in the Middle East. No peace plan has been presented publicly to date.

However, several officials have recently credited Kushner with helping to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Haley continued that "Ivanka has been such a good friend" and that the couple "do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about, because we're a better country because they're in this administration."

President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office on October 9. Trump said that Haley will leave her post by the end of the year. Haley called Jared Kushner a "hidden genius." Mark Wilson/Getty Images