We probably hold a slightly different perspective on this appointment than most. CTH analysis follows press release:
(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration.
Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country. After working at her family’s business, Governor Haley turned her focus to economic development and has traveled abroad to negotiate with international companies on behalf of South Carolina. As governor, she has led seven overseas trade missions and successfully attracted jobs and investment through negotiations with foreign companies.
“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” said President-elect Trump. “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.” (more)
The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. as a cabinet-level position is a mostly modern political construct. Previously, only Clinton and Obama considered their representatives as cabinet members.
The reason is simple; the U.N. is an ineffective body; the framework of the U.N. is antithetical to our constitutional republic; and considering the ambassador a cabinet member only gave them more credibility than they deserved.
That said, this appointment would either mean: A) Trump considers the U.N. to be as ideologically valuable as Obama/Clinton. Or, B) Trump considers the U.N. useless, and is utilizing the appointment as political strategy. When you think Bannonly, you recognize there is only one option – “B”.
Bannonly Thinking = Haley: ♦ removes a diversity arrow from the leftist media quiver; ♦ gives the GOPe a useless bone that no-one in the White House will care about; ♦ controls a potential GOPe opponent in 2020 ♦ gains/benefits a big time supporter of Donald Trump by creating South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.