The choice of Haley may be aimed at countering criticism of Trump’s divisive comments about immigrants and minorities.
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Donald Wednesday named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a former critic who has little foreign policy experience, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at a time of uncertainty over America's international role under his presidency.Haley said she had accepted the offer and would remain governor pending her confirmation to the Cabinet-level post by the U.S. Senate.Haley would succeed Obama's U.N. envoy, Samantha Power, a foreign policy expert before she took the job. In contrast, Haley, a state lawmaker before becoming governor, has little experience in international relations. Trump transition team spokesman Jason Miller played up Haley's foreign trade experience as a governor.
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