US|Nikki Haley’s Path: From Daughter of Immigrants to Trump’s Pick for UN – New York Times

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Little is known about how Ms. Haley views America’s role in the world. But an equally important mystery is what her clout might be in the Trump administration.


Ms. Haley signing a bill in July 2015 to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House in Columbia.

Stephen B. Morton for The New York Times

Has Mr. Trump placed her in a post he considers marginal? Or will Ms. Haley — along with a still-to-be-named secretary of state — be able to temper the more radical views of Mr. Trump’s other aides?

Despite the unknowns, many diplomats, scholars and rights advocates who have been anxiously awaiting Mr. Trump’s choices were relieved at the announcement. They saw in Ms. Haley, a daughter of Indian immigrants, someone unafraid to express her beliefs even if they differ from Mr. Trump’s.

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