News is, she is probably going to be the next Secretary of State under Trump’s presidency. A position like that will make her a major part of the Trump administration and we wouldn’t want to be clueless about Nikki Haley’s list of achievements and work. SheThePeople.Tv gathers some information on this potential Secretary of State of Unites States.
Things to know:
- Nikki Haley is the second Asian-American of Indian descent to serve as a governor in the United States, although her ethnicity is not what drives her agendas. She served as the Governor of South Carolina since 2011 and was re-elected in 2014 for her second term that lasts till 2019.
“I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement…it’s for ammunition.”
- She openly opposed Donald Trump and did not endorse him in the general election. In a the State of the Union response speech, Nikki reportedly said, “No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”
- Haley demanded that the Confederate Battle flag be taken down after the tragic Church massacre in the state. She brought down the flag, in 2015, that flew for over 50 years in the legislative building of the state. As a child, Haley too experienced racial discrimination because of her descent.
“We are not going to allow this symbol to divide us along longer. … The fact that it causes so [much] pain is enough to move it from the capitol grounds. It is, after all, a capitol that belongs to all of us.”
“I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.”
- She could possibly be Trump’s choice, but there are some people, including David Rothkopf, editor of Foreign Policy magazine, who believe she may not be the right candidate for the position. He reportedly questions her lack of experience.
- While we spoke about Hillary Clinton possibly becoming the first woman President of United States, if Nikki Haley gets appointed, this will be yet another win for a woman to rise up to such a prestigious position.
“I think the media is a little frightened of women.”
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