President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals,” the statement said.
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement that brings a measure of diversity to a transition that has been dominated by white, male figures.
Haley, 44, and the daughter of Indian immigrants, is the first woman and first person of color to be picked for the new administration.
Charismatic and popular in her home state, she was sharply critical of Trump during the campaign. She scolded what she called voices of hatred as being counterproductive. After initially supporting Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, she backed Trump’s rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas during the…