Trump ‘names former critic Nikki Haley as UN envoy’

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Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN, the BBC reports.

She is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed within the Trump administration.

Mrs Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and had been a vocal critic of Mr Trump on the campaign trail.

The 44-year-old has been characterised as a rising star within the Republican party and is the youngest governor in the US.

Although she eventually voted for Mr Trump, the governor had lamented she was “not a fan” of either him or rival Hillary Clinton.

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