Magnificent!New US Ambassador Nikki Haley strutted into the UN on Friday with a blunt message to American allies: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names.”The former South Carolina governor made the remark to reporters as she arrived at the world body’s headquarters in Manhattan to present her credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.“Our goal with the administration is to show value at the UN and the way that we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well,” she said.“For those that don’t have our back, we’re taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly,” President Trump’s envoy said.Haley, who has little foreign policy and no US federal government experience, said that at the US Mission to the organization, “You are gonna see a change in the way we do business. It’s no longer about working harder, it’s about working smarter.”She said Trump wants her to put “fresh eyes” on the UN.“Everything that’s working, we’re going to make it better,” she said. “Everything that’s not working we’re going to try to fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we’re going to do away with.”She then hopped on an elevator and went to the 38th floor to meet Guterres, who became UN chief on Jan. 1. They then went into his office for a private sit-down.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Nikki Haley: bringing the right attitude to her UN-ambassador position
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