Incoming President Donald Trump selects South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the United Nations. Trump appoints Haley, who is the first woman in a top position in his administration.
“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a press release last Wednesday. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
Haley has accepted the position and would be her first in the federal government if accepted by the Senate. Aside from being the first woman on the top post, she is also the first non-white. Born in America, Nikki Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
“Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the president-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love as the next ambassador to the United Nations,” Gov. Haley said in Trump’s press release.
The US Ambassador to the United Nations is the second highest cabinet-level position after the Secretary of State. Gov. Haley will serve as the voice of the US in the worldwide setup.
Gov. Nikki Haley will succeed current UN Ambassador Samantha Power. The current ambassador is an academic, author and diplomat who first worked on the National Security Council. She, later on, became the ambassador under President Barrack Obama on 2013.
Nikki Haley a Known Anti-Trump During Presidential Campaign
Haley is a known critic of Donald Trump. Haley, in interviews, urged voters not to vote for Trump. Trump also posted a tweet last March saying that the people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Haley.
But the two still met at the Trump Tower in which the lady governor describes as a ‘very nice’ conversation.
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