Friday, January 27, 2017

Nikki Haley: bringing the right attitude to her UN-ambassador position

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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.


  1. Building a great wall is working smarter in the 21st Century? That must be a peanut for the gallery.

  2. All strings being pulled by a man you find as loathsome as I do. I hope you're proud of who is executing your agenda.

  3. I don't know what either of your comments have to do with the subject at hand.

    Nikki Haley's opening gambit as UN ambassador is right on and that would be true regardless of who was president.

  4. A wall is a matter for international diplomacy, isn't it or do we have a Humpty Dumpty in the White House leading us all to a great fall? So, who's this badass lady's boss? I know it's a plus that she has, as your linked article states, "has little foreign policy and no US federal government experience. Some diplomat gives me that kind of school kid freak out about taking names is an open invitation for her to take my name and shove it.

  5. What could she possibly want with your name?