US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said she discussed becoming secretary of state with Donald Trump after his election but the US president ultimately did not offer her the job. Haley said she had no ambition beyond her current post at the United Nations, for the time being. Haley made clear that Trump had not offered her the position of secretary of state. A former governor of South Carolina, Haley is seen as a skilled politician whose stint at the United Nations could serve as a springboard to a more powerful role in US politics. Any way, she has been a leading voice on the US administration`s foreign policy, in contrast to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who has held a low profile. The US ambassador dismissed a suggestion that she was outshining Tillerson, describing the US chief diplomat as a "great partner" and stressing "we work well together."