President-elect Donald Trump has offered the post of US ambassador to the United Nations to Governor Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina). The nomination raised eyebrows due to her inexperience in foreign policy and previous disagreements with Trump.

The president-elect tapped one of his biggest critics during the election to serve as the head of the US delegation to the UN, a position that requires intense diplomatic skills. Trump praised Haley as someone who has a “track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation.”

“She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage,” Trump said in a statement.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), another vocal Trump critic, praised the president-elect’s pick, describing Haley as “a strong supporter of Israel,” adding that her presence at the UN “will be reassuring to all those who are concerned about the increasing hostility of the United Nations toward Israel.” Under Haley’s watch, South Carolina became the first state to take action against efforts to boycott, divest and sanction Israel by prohibiting public entities from contracting with companies engaging in the “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.”

Source: Puppet Masters —