From Daughter of Immigrants to Trump’s Pick for U.N.

ATLANTA Droidpanda.com - news — Gov. Nikki R. Haley of South Carolina is the daughter of immigrants, favors free markets and global trade, and earned international attention for speaking out against the Confederate battle flag in the aftermath of the 2015 massacre at a black church in Charleston. 

During Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, she sharply criticized his demeanor and warned what it might mean for American diplomacy — even suggesting that his tendency to lash out at critics could cause a world war.

Nikki Haley’s Path: From Daughter of Immigrants to Trump’s Pick for U.N.

Gov. Nikki R. Haley with journalists at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015, after nine African-Americans were killed at the church. Credit Travis Dove for The New York Times
Gov. Nikki R. Haley with journalists at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015, after nine African-Americans were killed at the church. Credit Travis Dove for The New York Times
But on Wednesday, Mr. Trump named Ms. Haley as his choice for ambassador to the United Nations, a move that will probably serve to both assuage and confound the president-elect’s critics, raising questions about the tone and direction of his foreign policy. 

As an Indian-American woman, she would also add ethnic and gender diversity to the appointments, so far predominantly of white men, he has made to other top posts in the administration.

In a statement, Ms. Haley said she had accepted Mr. Trump’s offer because she felt good about South Carolina’s economic standing. She added that this month’s elections had brought “exciting changes to America.”

“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,” the statement said.

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Little is known about how Ms. Haley views America’s role in the world. But an equally important mystery is what her clout might be in the Trump administration.

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