SC Governor Haley picked by Trump for UN Ambassador

  • SC Governor Haley picked by Trump for UN Ambassador

SC Governor Haley picked by Trump for UN Ambassador

Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is the governor of SC, a daughter of immigrants from India who removed the Confederate flag from the state Capitol after a racism-driven church massacre.

Donald Trump began to broaden the base of his future cabinet Wednesday, nominating two conservative women including a critic, after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists.

In a statement issued on November 23, Schumer indicated that Haley's view of Israel will play a major role in his decision-making process when the South Carolina Republican comes before the Senate for confirmation.

Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley delivers remarks at the Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC Who is she?

Haley, who was named ambassador to the United Nations, and DeVos, who was named secretary of education would be the first women in Trump's Cabinet.

"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", Ms Haley wrote in a lengthy post on her Facebook page.

"She has the talent and the capability to perform any task assigned", said Sen.

Meanwhile, Trump announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he was "seriously considering" Carson for the position as head of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. "She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage", added Trump.

"If we [Republicans] held the White House, we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy", Haley said.

"I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S.", Trump tweeted on Thursday.

Nikki Haley Accepts UN Post
Nikki Haley Accepts UN Post

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not yet been announced by Trump's transition team.

Haley drew wide praise for her leadership after the attack, as she conveyed the state's grief and successfully led calls to bring down the Confederate flag that had flown on the Statehouse grounds for 54 years.

Trump's stated intention of banning immigration by Muslims from countries that are a source of Islamist militancy has played well with many in India, a majority Hindu nation that has always been at odds with Muslim-majority Pakistan.

Both Cabinet-level positions require Senate confirmation.

Haley has recalled that as a youngster, she and her sister were disqualified from the segregated Little Miss Bamberg Pageant because organizers couldn't figure out whether the girls should compete in the white or the black contest.

Spokesman Jason Miller said Trump now is focusing on his choice for secretary of state in particular.

Ricketts, his parents and brother are also sizable Republican donors, creating a super PAC to support Trump in the latter part of the campaign, and Ross is a big-pocketed donor who gave generously to the Republican National Committee this cycle.

But Romney is someone who has spent years thinking critically about USA foreign policy - most notably during his time as the party's nominee four years ago. As part of the Cabinet, Haley would have more opportunity to shape US policies, rather than simply defend the administration's positions. Haley denounced several of his campaign comments and urged voters to "reject the siren call of the angriest voices".

Conway told CNN that she was not trying to send a message to Trump, but did say there was concern about Romney.