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Daughter of Indian immigrants accepts Trump UN ambassador job: Report

Daughter of Indian immigrants accepts Trump UN ambassador job: Report
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November 23
11:392016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted Donald Trump's offer to be his ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with the president-elect's transition process confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday.

The daughter of immigrants from India, Haley served three terms in South Carolina's State House before winning the governorship in 2010 and again in 2014.

Trump's selection of Haley caps a remarkable year for their political relationship.

The pair feuded in January after Haley's Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union, during which she took a thinly-veiled swipe at Trump, warning against "the siren call of the angriest voices."

By the Republican National Convention in July, though, Haley had warmed enough to Trump to say she planned to vote for him in a tepid endorsement to MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff.

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