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Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador

What we know about Nikki Haley.

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina is President Elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Ambassador of the United Nations. To many around the UN who are wondering how the twice-elected governor of South Carolina views foreign policy: you are not alone.

Here’s what we do know.

Haley is the daughter of immigrants from India and was sharply critical of Donald Trump’s call during the campaign to ban Muslims from entering the United States. She governed as a conservative representing an historically staunchly conservative state,  but distinguished herself in American political circles by adopting more moderate rhetoric than many other Republican politicians in the region. So, for example, while her follow Republican governor in North Carolina enthusiastically adopted a ban on transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice, Gov. Haley demurred.

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