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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will be Trump's ambassador to UN, source says

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will be Trump's ambassador to UN, source says
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November 23
11:422016

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.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley waves after speaking at the Republican Governors Association annual conference in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 15.

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.

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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