President-elect Donald Trump will name South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) as the nation’s next ambassador to the United Nations.
From The Hill
Haley’s appointment, first reported by the Charleston Post & Courier in Charleston, S.C., represents an outside-the-box pick for the incoming Trump administration: Haley was critical of Trump during the Republican presidential primaries, when she backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), though, like Trump, she is also a politician who won office based on her outsider credentials.
The Trump transition team is expected to name Haley to the post on Wednesday. She would be the first woman — and, as an Indian American, the first minority — named to a senior position in Trump’s administration.
Haley, serving her second term as governor, has little direct foreign policy experience. She has spent time overseas negotiating trade deals for South Carolina businesses, but she has never served in a roll directly related to American foreign policy, or any other role in the federal government.
If confirmed, Haley would be the first ambassador since Madeleine Albright never to have served in any other role in the federal government before heading to Turtle Bay.
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