Donald Trump Selects Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador…

We probably hold a slightly different perspective on this appointment than most.  CTH analysis follows press release:

nikki-haley-170032_thumb_585x795(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)

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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.

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436 Responses to Donald Trump Selects Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador…

  1. Rudy Bowen says:

    Well, I guess he doesn’t hold grudges.
    All we can do is trust his judgement (and I do).

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    • scott says:

      He sees people for what they can do FOR him. As pointed out, Haley gets to look like a cool kid again but is in a harmless position, Trump removed a thorn from his side and replaced it with a more friendly, conservative person. She takes orders from him now. Another rino under his thumb and not acting independently. He seems to be taking darling rinos and removing them from their rabble-rousing activities.

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  2. keeler says:

    Brilliant: Little Nikki gets kicked upstairs to the rubber room over in Turtle Bay, and Team Trump takes control of South Carolina.

    “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”

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  3. This was an anti-globalist, anti-establishment mandate we gave Trump on Nov 8. Haley, DeVos, maybe Romney?? Let’s hope he hasn’t forgotten the mandate before he takes office.

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    • CleanhouseinDC says:

      I’m with you. Putting GOPe in Cabinet, sending the message to leave poor Hillary alone. Nikki Halley has very limited foreign experience – put Bolton or someone in the UN to keep it at bay – Halley will get rolled. I don’t get a supposed Common Core non-supporter working on implementing it taking over a Dept of Education that should be disbanded (sorry Sundance, I don’t agree with your assessment). Our President elect has a very short leash with me, and he has alreadiy almost reached its end. He’s rapidly becoming more GOPe than signs he is for the people. Sorry if many of you feel he needs a chance… he’s got it, I don’t feel like the foundation he is putting in place is doing the People’s bidding and he’s squandering that chance.

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      • Jim Rogers says:

        Wow!!! I’m pleased DJT hasn’t yet invited you to his inner-circle….. I think he’s doing well….. Keep on sharpening your sword ~ just don’t fall on it…..

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      • jsbachlover says:

        I’m not suggesting that you have to agree with all of Sundance’s analyses, but do you even READ this site? Wow. Just wow.

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        • Jim Rogers says:

          Yes, jsbachlover, I DO read posts to this site, Sundance’s and more, such as yours…. Some slice quickly through the obfuscation of the leftists ~ others are merely a dull-blade. Some are worthwhile ~ others just bloviating, such as the one above to which I replied. Why do you ask???

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        • CleanhouseinDC says:

          I do read this site. I don’t suspect too many of us have been invited into the inner circle (Sundance included, though perhaps he should be). I have, for too many times, watched people say one thing, get elected, and then do other things or put people in place to Reverse course. I don’t trust that someone who “doesn’t agree with Common Core” but works to implement it for years is on the right side of things (we’ve got lots of examples of hearing one thing but ultimately seeing something else when it comes to our government (not just Obama – bush and Clinton had plenty of examples as well. Trump’s has had this sudden bout of empathy and signaling that he thinks Hillary has “suffered greatly” and he wouldn’t pursue criminal charges. I take KAC’s comment earlier in the day where she said “I think when the president-elect … tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content to the members [of the Republican party],” is a single to everyone involved to step down (not to hold off). I find that an insult – you can’t clean the swamp, be for law and order and strong national security when you have a SoS who likely exposed national secrets to our enemies, violated numerous laws with her email server and probablythe Clinton foundation- and then don’t let the rule of law run its course. It is the wrong message and a slap in the face to his supporters. One BIG strike against him for sure..

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          • Jim Rogers says:

            Well, I suggest you read the transcript of DJT’s meeting with the owners, editors, reporters and columnists of the NYTimes….. What he said, and his answers to their questions, is NOT what the NYTimes reported, which has been picked-up and repeated non-stop by most of the exploding-heads of mainstream media….. To me, the transcript underscores DJT’s determination to keep his promises. I fully agree with you that Ma Clinton is and must be found guilty of her self-serving and treasonous actions as SoS ~ and when asked directly if the investigations will be called off, he answered bluntly,”No!”

            The NYTimes also distorted his answers regarding climate change and others…..

            You and I can conclude that the NYTimes, Democrats, the Establishments, world Elites and One Worlders, plus most of mainstream media remain in total opposition to DJT, his Transition Team, his nominees ~ and, following his inauguration on January 20th, ’17, their opposition will continue….. Standing between them and DJT? We The People!!!

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            • CleanhouseinDC says:

              I had read the transcript. I interpreted his comments somewhat differently than you. Yes, he said it wasn’t off the table, but he did say it wasn’t something he felt that strongly about. What struck me worse with what followed as they further discussed her not being prosecuted:

              CAROLYN RYAN, senior editor for politics: Do you think it would disappoint your supporters who seemed very animated by the idea of accountability in the Clintons? What would you say to them?

              TRUMP: I don’t think they will be disappointed. I think I will explain it, that we have to, in many ways save our country.

              His response doesn’t sound like a “what if” to me. That sounds like a “what is”. I suppose time will tell which interpretation is right.

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          • Perhaps you shouldn’t put your faith in man, and put it in God instead. That is why you get disappointed. Man disappoints. The media is a demon projector of fear, apathy, and focuses on what evil is doing. God does not disappoint! Focus on all God is doing.
            We can be moved by things or we can MOVE things in the power and authority of Jesus Christ. This power is real and very freeing. There is power even in His Name.

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      • David Renegar says:

        I live in SC and voted for her twice. She’s very practical and doesn’t back down. I would have preferred another pick, such as John Bolton, but she will do well. This is not SOS, that would have caused consternation for sure, but not The UN.

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      • rsanchez1990 says:

        So what if Haley gets rolled? What can the UN do to us? They’re already freaking out over the Paris climate agreement. Haley will go to the UN to communicate President Trump’s agenda, not to take orders from unelected bureaucrats.

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      • Kokanee says:

        Oh no…. you put DJT on a short leash…. all is lost….LOL!

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    • Howie says:

      We borrow 1/2 the money we spend each month.

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    • sunnydaysall says:

      All of these appointments have a secondary purpose! Have you read any of the articles here? These appointments are strategic and Trump is going to get the job done, just as he promised! But first, he has to get all his ducks in a row!

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    • Trump had the mandate before we did. Refer to his many interviews prior to him running for office.

      Trump: “WATCH & LEARN!”

      Romney was allowed to submit his application that is all. Let’s not put too much into someone being “considered for the job.” That’s just standard job applicant jargon, a general term to anyone qualified enough to APPLY. Application doesn’t guarantee hiring!

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  4. Derek Hagen says:

    Trump said Haley was good at deals. Her ancestry is from India. You watch, there is going to be a yuge uptick in America – India trade. MAGA

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    • notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital says:

      India is the world’s largest capitalist republic.

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    • skifflegirl says:

      Like a lot of nations these days, India requires that American products entering their market be manufactured in India. American icon Harley Davidson has a series of factories there and the only thing made in the U.S. are some of the smaller parts that are shipped over for assembly in-country.

      Labor is cheaper in India (and not many citizens can afford to buy one of their motorcycles) but our sacred Hogs are slowly being de-Americanized, piece by piece.

      I can’t believe that a symbol of American freedom and individuality like HD made this deal, especially since I remember when President Reagan put tariffs on Japanese bikes in order to rescue them in the 1980’s. But that is the environment that globalism created.

      I hope Trump brings ALL of our iconic companies back to the good old U.S. of A.

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  5. ufferndan says:

    Brilliant.

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  6. geoffb5 says:

    Position of great power? No. But the UN is a place to send messages to nations.

    It is on the foreign front a signal to India and China that this administration will favor India over China and a message to Pakistan and thus the entire Islamist world that we are not going to standby and let nukes become terrorist weapons.

    At least that is my take in addition to the domestic part outlined in the post.

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  7. Howie says:

    A smooth transition to total irrelevance. The Perfect Pick/

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  8. NorthIdaho says:

    I can’t even look at her picture…

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  9. Former Lurker says:

    I think of Colin Powell when I see somebody like Haley in the Trump cabinet.

    People can and do change, especially under the influence of real leadership, so being on Team Trump may make today’s lamb tomorrow’s lion, but I’d not be shocked to see Haley take her UN cred and try to spend it with whatever party was willing to offer her more, after Trump’s second term.

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  10. kinthenorthwest says:

    For those of you who might not understand why i am so against Romney any more, and even Haley for that matter here some reminders….Haley wasn’t any better.
    However if Sundance is right and Trump is just trying to get her out of the way then I pray he is right.

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    • Romney is out of the question. He will NOT be chosen for SOS. His application for the job was accepted and considered that’s all. “considered” = standard common job applicant jargon, means “we got your application and read it and gave you an interview, loved hearing your ideas, thank you goodbye.”

      Probably it will be Giuliani who gets SOS. It will NOT be Romney and we waste our time even worrying about that.

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  11. I don’t admire Haley for picking the GoPe side and not backing Donald straightaway, but at least she said vote for Donald is better than Hillary before the election.

    People like Romney however are unforgiveable.

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    • angryduc says:

      This position is far more than Nikki deserves. Her actions following the alleged church shooting scorched the earth permanently. No one since the civil war ended did more to engender hatred than Nikki Haley did that day. Nikki did this not to help race relations but instead to play her role in the attempt to destroy our sovereignty. I prefer Trump deport Nikki as illegitimate anchor baby, because that is what she is. If exile is the best Trump offers I’ll take it. Hopefully, Trump withdraws us from the feckless warmongering UN post haste.

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  12. Eliza says:

    Another great appointment! God bless Trump God bless America!

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  13. Good morning from The Alps! The music is deafening here, can you hear it?

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  14. sevenwheel says:

    I don’t think that Trump really intends to use the UN as a diplomatic instrument, so the appointment could work out well in two different ways. Haley could grow into the job and become a valuable asset, in which case Trump will have made a good appointment, and if Haley doesn’t work out well in the position, other countries will direct their attention to the State Department, and deal with Trump and his SOS directly. She will have marginalized the UN, which won’t bother me one bit.

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  15. Buck Turgidson says:

    nikki haley sucks. complete social promotee and light in her loafers. open borders advocate, completely out of her depth in politics. she belongs in politics like hulk hogan belongs at the ladies wednesday afternoon crocheting club. maybe she be the ambassador to the maldives or papua new guinea?

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  16. acumenmac says:

    Brilliant political move. A traitor and talentless political waif wasting time in an anti-American, worthless organization that stabs the US in the back regularly. They both are irrelevant. The Bannon points are solid and the real reasons behind the appointment.

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