Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump Chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley As U.N. Ambassador

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been selected as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, according to Trump's transition team.

Haley "has very little foreign policy experience," NPR's Domenico Montanaro said on Morning Edition, noting that previous U.N. ambassadors have had extensive backgrounds in foreign policy or diplomacy. "It's going to be a steep learning curve off the bat."
She is the first woman and first minority named as Trump's choice for a top administration official.
"This month's elections have brought exciting changes to America. Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally," Haley said in a statement. She said she had always expected to finish the remaining two years in her second term as governor, but that she felt a "sense of duty" that drove her to accept Trump's offer.
"When the President believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation's standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed," she said in the statement.
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