Donald Trump Picks Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador

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President-elect Donald Trump’s administration continues to grow, this time with the selection of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be ambassador to the United Nations.

CNN reports:

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. Once considered a potential vice president pick, Trump’s tapping of Haley, 44, further raises the profile of a rising star in a party whose leaders are increasingly attempting to attract more minorities and women.

In a statement released Wednesday, Haley said the US “faces enormous challenges” both at home and internationally. She cited a “sense of duty” in accepting Trump’s offer. “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,” Haley said. “The second is a satisfaction with all that we have achieved in our state in the last six years and the knowledge that we are on a very strong footing.”

Governor Haley released the following statement to her constituents:

The selection is already receiving praise from political commentators and GOP leaders on Twitter: