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Statement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on appointment as ambassador to U.N.

haleyCOLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley issued the following statement today after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump selected her as Ambassador to the United Nations:

“Six years ago, South Carolinians bestowed upon me the greatest honor of my life. They took a chance on a little-known, 38-year old, minority, female governor – something our state had never done before. I will be forever grateful, and I expect I will never again receive a higher honor.

“In the six years that followed, our state has reached incredible heights. We made South Carolina’s economic development the envy of the nation and brought new jobs to every county. We cut our unemployment rate by more than half, employing more South Carolinians than ever before. We reformed how we fund education, moving more resources to communities in greatest need. We passed landmark ethics reforms that make state government more accountable to our people.

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“Our state has also persevered through some of the most difficult times. Nature damaged many of us with the thousand-year flood and Hurricane Matthew. Our hearts were broken for those we lost when tragedy struck Walter Scott’s family, Mother Emanuel, and Townville Elementary School. Yet through it all, the greatness of our people overcame those tragedies, even coming together to heal the old wounds represented by the Confederate Flag on the Statehouse grounds.

“This month’s elections have brought exciting changes to America. Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally. Last week, President-elect Trump asked if I would meet with him to discuss those challenges, which I was happy to do. He has asked that I serve our country as our next Ambassador to the United Nations. Pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate, I have agreed.

“I always expected to finish the remaining two years of my second term as governor. Not doing so is difficult because I love serving South Carolina more than anything. I was moved to accept this new assignment for two reasons. The first is a sense of duty. When the President believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation’s standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed. The second is a satisfaction with all that we have achieved in our state in the last six years and the knowledge that we are on a very strong footing.

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Haley is a woman, and she’s the daughter of immigrants.
Trump wants a few non-white non-males in his cabinet for a cover and he couldn’t care less about the UN.
So why not?
Nor does he care that Haley is bizarrely unqualified because she has no foreign policy background for a job that dozens of people would kill for
He’s just checking off a box.

Why should he care about the U.N. Other than to help disban it and throw it out of our country it is not worth wasting time on. He appointed a very qualified person to handle it for him.

A politically correct decision made by The Donald. A woman minority member will certainly generate much deserved anger from the base. Shame on you Donald…… there were many more qualified boys to fill this big pair of pants. You are backtracking from your campaign promises.


Trump is doing exactly what he said he would.He is creating a diverse, and most of all qualified cabinet. Something Democrats have no knowledge of.

Keep slurping that Trump kool-aid there.
If by diverse & qualified you mean racists like Jefferson Beauregard Sessions & Steve Bannon.

And “drain the swamp” my ass.

After January 20th, all the crazy shit that is going to happen is all on the likes of you there Billy Bob or Cletus or whatever your name is.

You sure like to throw that racist thing around. It makes you look like a ignorant fool. Sessions is not a racist and he has proved it over and over again for the last 25 years. Now, you will have to come up with something else. By the way, the kool Aid crack is something conservatives came up with. Try for something original. The truth would work for you for a changeup.

If you believe that conservatives coined the phrase “drinking the kool-aid’ I can see why you are a Trump supporter, you’ll believe anything.
As to Jeff Sessions, his long history of racist words, bigoted deeds and and falsely prosecuting black activists for voter fraud is well documented.

History from over 30 years ago when times were different. You really need to get up to speed. Your ignorance is making you look stupid.

And your idiocy is blatantly obvious.

In 1996 Sessions was elected to the US Senate, where he spent the next two decades fighting civil rights progress.
Among other positions, Sessions opposed the Violence Against Women Act, the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and the expansion of anti-hate legislation to include sexual orientation.
He fought the removal of the Confederate flag from public buildings, immigration reform, and criminal justice reform.

And following Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” remark, Sessions said, “I don’t characterize that as sexual assault.”

Probably a good choice. Nikki Haley is sharp and politically savvy. She seems like the kind of person who will not tolerate the baloney the UN often tries to peddle.

Good comment. It is exactly what I have been hearing.

Just how much do you actually hear living under a rock Larry?

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