UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2016, 8:43 a.m. ET: Donald Trump's transition team on Wednesday morning announced that the President-elect intends to nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.
"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,” Trump said in a statement. “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."
In a statement circulated by the Trump transition team, Haley said, "Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love as the next Ambassador to the United Nations."
Donald Trump has selected South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to be the next ambassador to the United Nations, according to reports by the Post and Courier and NBC News early Wednesday morning.
The Post and Courier reported that Trump had chosen Haley for the role, citing sources with knowledge of the decision, and NBC News reported that Haley has accepted Trump's offer, citing a source familiar with the transition efforts.
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