Nikki Haley

Scoop: Nikki Haley to be honored at high-flying GOP donor dinner

President Trump announces in October that he has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation.
President Trump announces in October that he has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation. Photo: Mark Wilson via Getty Images

In a sign of Nikki Haley's continuing star power, the former UN ambassador will be the guest of honor at a dinner with about 20 of Manhattan's top GOP donors on Feb. 27, Axios has learned.

The dinner will be the first of a series being organized by Paul Singer, the hedge-fund magnate, to spotlight key surrogates for the congressional races of 2020.

Former Trump aides charging $200,000 on speaking circuit

Nikki Haley at podium.
Nikki Haley. Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

President Trump’s former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and top economic adviser Gary Cohn are charging $200,000 for speaking engagements in the U.S., and Haley requires the use of a private jet, CNBC reports.

The big picture: Because she left the White House amicably — and is viewed as a future GOP presidential contender — Haley is raking in more than double the amount of other past Trump aides, like former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former chief of staff John Kelly. Coupled with his White House work, Cohn's past experience on Wall Street as the president and COO of Goldman Sachs is allowing him to pull in higher amounts.

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