MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has tapped by President-elect Trump to be the U-S ambassador to the United Nations.READ MORE: One Area To Watch In Atlantic Over Next Week
“Governor Haley 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,” said Trump in a statement. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
Haley was an outspoken Trump critic throughout much of the presidential race.READ MORE: Teen Sister Of Officer Yandy Chirino's Accused Killer Taken Into Custody
Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Indian immigrants, Governor Haley became the first female governor of her home state in 2011 and is currently the youngest governor in the country.
If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the first female — and first non-white — Cabinet-level official in the Trump administration. She’s the second Asian-American to serve as a U.S. governor.
Despite her misgivings about Trump, she met with the president-elect last week at Trump Tower. Afterward, Haley said they’d had a “very nice” conversation.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Brief Downpours Possible Sunday Before Drier Air Works Its Way In
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