Politics November 17, 2016
As speculation builds that she might be named Secretary of State, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley met with Donald Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower.
“Governor Haley was pleased to meet with President-elect Trump,” said Rob Godfrey, Haley’s Deputy Chief of Staff. “They had a good discussion, and she is very encouraged about the coming administration and the new direction it will bring to Washington.”
On Wednesday afternoon, several reports surfaced indicating Haley was a potential candidate for the Secretary of State job in the Trump administration. However, others are still being considered for the role, Joe Scarborough told MSNBC in the video above.
Haley had been critical of some of Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, especially on immigration policy, but later she publicly said she would vote for Trump, saying “based on policies” Donald Trump was the best person for the job of president.
She has an impressive history; the Republican public servant is the first woman and Indian-American female to be the governor of South Carolina. Haley, 44, is also the youngest governor elected to office in the country.
But Kendra Stewart, a College of Charleston political scientist, voiced skepticism of Haley’s potential appointment as the leader of foreign policy. “Secretary of state is going to be a bit of a stretch for Haley’s area of expertise,” she told The Post and Courier.
While news of Haley’s potential appointment may be surprising to some, women have played a critical role in Trump’s campaign. Kellyanne Conway, for example, became the first female campaign manager to secure a presidential win.
Now while Hillary Clinton has missed out on being our first female president, another woman might be stepping into her former role as Secretary of State.
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