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From daughter of Sikh immigrants to Trump's pick for United Nations

Despite the unknowns, many diplomats who have been anxiously awaiting Trump's choices were relieved at the announcement

Richard Fausset & Somini Sengupta | The New York Times  |  Atlanta 

Governor Nikki R Haley of South Carolina is the daughter of immigrants, favours free markets and global trade, and earned international attention for speaking out against the Confederate battle flag in the aftermath of the 2015 massacre at a black church in Charleston. During Donald J Trump’s presidential campaign, she sharply criticised his demeanour and warned what it might mean for American diplomacy — even suggesting that his tendency to lash out at critics could cause a world war. But on Wednesday, Trump named Haley as his choice for ambassador to the United ...

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 00:43 IST