U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: 'Open question' if US athletes will attend Olympics amid North Korea tensions Haley: Trump isn't deciding who controls east Jerusalem Emergency UN Security Council meeting called after Trump's Jerusalem announcement: report MORE on Thursday sought to quell speculation that she is interested in becoming secretary of State, flatly rejecting the notion that she has any interest in the top diplomatic job.

Asked during a press briefing if she is gunning for Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital | Mattis, Tillerson reportedly opposed move | Pentagon admits 2,000 US troops are in Syria | Trump calls on Saudis to 'immediately' lift Yemen blockade Trump has yet to name ambassadors to key nations in Mideast Mattis, Tillerson warned Trump of security concerns in Israel embassy move MORE's job, Haley said that she's focused on "trying to do a good job" at the U.N. 

"I’m trying to be responsible in my job, and I’m trying to make sure I inform the American people everything that I know," she said. "That’s what I’m trying to do, and I’m trying to serve the president of this country the best I can."

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"If people want to take it to mean something else, that’s their issue," she said. "It’s not anything I spend time on."

Asked whether she had interest in the top State Department post, Haley bluntly responded: "No, I do not."

Haley revealed earlier this month that she had turned down consideration from then-President-elect Trump's to serve at the helm of the State Department.

“I’m very aware of when things are right and when they are not,” Haley said in an interview on CNN. “I just thought he could find someone better.”

Haley was eventually offered the U.N. ambassadorship, and said she was able to negotiate for a spot in Trump's Cabinet and on the National Security Council.