Trump Chooses Foreign Policy Novice Nikki Haley As US Envoy To UN

Trump Chooses Foreign Policy Novice Nikki Haley As US Envoy To UN
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President-elect Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a former critic with little foreign policy experience, to be the next US Envoy to the United Nations at a time of uncertainty over America’s international role under his presidency.

Ms. Haley, one of two women chosen so far for a job in his Cabinet, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage,” the Republican president-elect said in a statement.
Haley, who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, has already carved out a legacy for herself, serving as her home state’s first female and first minority governor. Ms. Haley said she had accepted Mr. Trump’s offer and would remain governor pending her confirmation to the Cabinet-level post by the US Senate.
She was also among those being considered by Trump for secretary of state. Her pick leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and a handful of others among those still in the running for the top diplomat position.
Haley led a successful effort last year to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol after the killing of nine black churchgoers in Charleston. The flag was carried by pro-slavery Confederate forces during the Civil War and is viewed by many as a racist emblem.
The choice of Ms. Haley may be aimed at countering criticism of Mr. Trump’s divisive comments about immigrants and minorities, as well as accusations of sexism during his election campaign.
Her job may include reassuring allies worried about some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises, including building a wall along the US-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and reviewing trade agreements, and his suggestion that he would push NATO partners to pay more for their own defence.

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