Trump Appoints Persistent Critic, Governor Nikki Haley as UN EnvoyLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Mrs. Nikki Haley as the US ambassador to the United Nations UN.
Mrs. Haley who is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a vocal critic of Mr. Trump during campaign, is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed by Trump.
The 44-year-old Governor has been profiled as a rising star within the Republican party as well as the US youngest Governor.
Despite that she voted Mr. Trump, Governor Haley had declared that she was “not a fan” of either his fellow Republican or rival Hillary Clinton.
Mrs. Haley endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio during the Republican primaries, but later shifted her support to Senator Ted Cruz – Mr. Trump’s final rival before he became the party’s nominee.
Mrs. Haley was Born Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa. She was the first minority and female Governor of South Carolina, a deeply conservative state with a long history of racial strife.
She once opposed resettling Syrian refugees in South Carolina as well as President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.
Mrs. Haley was elected the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, paving the way for her to become the chairman of the group in 2018.
Governor Haley who is spending in her second and final term as Governor, was elected in 2010.
She was raised in a Sikh household and now identifies herself as a Christian. She. is married to Army National Guard, Capt Michael Haley.
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