Haley leading candidate for UN ambassador job, report says

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley addresses a full church during a prayer vigil held at Morris Brown AME Church for the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Haley said the shooter who gunned down nine people inside a historic black church in Charleston should be put to death. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley could be adding U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to her resume.  She is a “leading candidate” to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Haley met with President-elect Donald Trump Thursday at Trump Tower. “Governor Haley was pleased to meet with President-elect Trump,” Haley’s staff said in a statement. “They had a good discussion, and she is very encouraged about the coming administration and the new direction it will bring to Washington.”

The meeting was following reports that she was considered for a possible Secretary of State position in the Trump administration.  However, Trump is leaning toward Mitt Romney, the Wall Street Journal article said.

At a news conference at the Statehouse on an unrelated topic Monday, Haley only mentioned it was a private meeting.

If chosen, Haley would be the first woman and minority in Trump’s administration, according to The Wall Street Journal.

If she accepted any job with the Trump Administration before her term as governor expires, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster would assume the role of governor.

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