Donald Trump is going very surprising with his first appointments on the highest government positions. He is going with a former critic for a key foreign policy post, picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
In announcing his nomination of Haley to the U.N., Trump said the South Carolina governor “has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country — she is also a proven deal-maker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
Haley, 44, who won election to the governor’s post as part of the Tea Party wave in 2010, criticized Trump throughout the Republican nomination campaign and endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the South Carolina primary. After Rubio dropped out, Haley backed Trump opponent Ted Cruz.
Haley — who must be confirmed by the Senate — said she was honored by Trump’s selection of her as U.N. ambassador.
“Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally,” she said in a statement put out by the Trump transition team.
As U.N. ambassador, Haley would be given Cabinet rank, officials said. South Carolina Republicans praised the selection of their two-term governor.
Bruce Haynes, a GOP consultant who hails from South Carolina, called Haley “one of the brightest and hardest working leaders in the Republican Party,” and said she will be “an incredibly valuable addition” to the Trump administration.
This shows that Trump really wants to unite the Republican party and whole country! We think he is going to reach even to democrats with some of his policies and appointments.