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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley's Profile Is Rising

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By    |   Wednesday, 23 August 2017 01:06 PM

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's star is on the rise, driving an agenda and thriving in an administration best known thus far for its volatility and infighting, Vox reported.

In an in-depth feature on the former South Carolina governor, Vox details the unlikely ascent of Haley, starting with the fact that she's a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet, bucking the trend of the last two Republican presidents — Bushes 41 and 43.

And that with a president who ran on a platform of America First, kicking diplomacy to the back burner.

Haley, also a member of the principals committee of the National Security Council, has been a strong and steadying voice, especially when it comes to Russia and Syria, at times contradicting the president or at least filling a void when he has opted not to voice an opinion.

She also recently said climate change is real, not a position that her boss takes.

"What Nikki Haley says doesn't seem to be linked to administration policy — she's freelancing much more," a former official at the US mission to the UN told Vox.

But she remains loyal and a staunch supporter of the president's, adept at balancing a position that might not be in lockstep, Vox reported.

Naturally, the speculation then turns to what Haley's long game is.

"The fact that she's been so much more critical of Russia than the rest of the administration allows her to get some distance from the administration — and that feels like something that's quite calculated," the former official told Vox. "It seems like she's positioning herself for a future run."

But Haley has beat down that speculation, opting instead to do the job she was tapped to do — high-risk, high-reward.

"Time will tell, but this job will either present opportunity or end a career," GOP strategist Chip Felkel told Vox.

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