Donald Trump picks Indian-American Nikki Haley as UN envoy

Haley, 44, will be the first woman to join Trump’s administration.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 5:45 pm
Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, Trump Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley Trump, Trump Nikki Haley UN envoy South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. (File)

US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations. Haley, 44, will be the first woman to join Trump’s administration. She would replace Samantha Power as the next US Ambassador to the UN, the Wall Street Journal reported. Besides, she would also be the first ever Indian-American Cabinet rank official in any administration. The Cabinet position would require confirmation by the Senate.

Reports also said that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a Haley ally, is said to be Trump’s likely choice for secretary of state, a position Haley was previously speculated for last week. Trump has picked Gen (rtd) James Mattis as his Defense Secretary, suggest reports.

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The newest revelation comes after Haley’s face-to-face meeting with Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday. “It was a good meeting. We talked about a multiple group of topics and it was nice meeting,” she had told reporters on Monday.

“The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s first female and minority governor,” reported The Post and Courier, the leading newspaper of South Carolina.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published on: November 23, 2016 5:44 pm
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    ARACHNID
    Nov 23, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    Incompetent, shameless Indian!
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      ARACHNID
      Nov 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm
      I am so proud of being an Indian. Otherwise I wold be so ashamed of being an Indian. Thank you I.E, for enlightening me. I ociate myself with those who succeed, because I am an incompetent, shameless Indian.
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        Lovely
        Nov 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm
        Congrats Nikki Haley, we are proud of you
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          Lovely
          Nov 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm
          Thank you , Trump sir. For appointing Nikki , Hope you will allow quality immigration in USA.
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            Zaki
            Nov 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm
            Does not matter what a person thinks and does than where they are from, look at Bob Jndal another coconut, what is wrong with these people, have they looked in a mirror recently?
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              Bobby Sandhu
              Nov 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm
              Why are YOU proud of her?
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                Parambharti
                Nov 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm
                Donald Duck, my favourite cartoon :-)
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                  avi
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 11:15 pm
                  Good Luck Nikki hawa (nee) !!!
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                    c
                    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm
                    C p chandra das from Memphis, USA lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She became the Governor at a very young age. She will be in a position to project the correct image of USA at the UN level. An honour to the immigrants from India
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                      Curry Boy
                      Nov 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                      Mere Pyaar Mitra Donaaald, aur Behen Nikki....Ab aayenge acche din :p.
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                        gogogo
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 8:27 am
                        A day of national mourning in stan.
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                          gogogo
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 8:26 am
                          Good for India.
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                            Govindarajan Sampath
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm
                            Mrs. Haley has no idea of how the world works. Mr, Trump must be desperate or he attaches so little importance to the UN that she should do.. Whatever talent she has must be well hidden because no one seems to have seen it!
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                              Ajitdada
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 6:52 pm
                              Hina Abideen was Clinton's bet. A saudi educated stani American is a qualification enough for Americans to to vote for Trump. Great choice Trump to give a boost to Indian lobby.
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                                Toni
                                Nov 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm
                                Daughter of immigrant of Indian Sikh American from Punjab Nimarata Kaur " Nikki Haley". Thanks to Donald Trump.
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                                  Raveesh
                                  Nov 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                  A stani like you will remain a STANI.
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                                    Sid
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                    Trump needs to show he still likes wo-men... no problem. And he is tired of MK type
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                                      shailendra
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                                      Now India can play their cards in UN well done Trump
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                                        human
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                                        She is from Sikh family innocent creature
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                                          human
                                          Nov 28, 2016 at 12:36 am
                                          Hi Rajan why are you jealous, let's see how smart you are
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                                            vasudevarao
                                            Nov 24, 2016 at 7:21 am
                                            congratulations
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