Weren’t we all told that Donald Trump was “openly racist” and has “uncontrollable fits of rage over perceived slights“?
Yes, we were.
So what’s all this, then?
Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN, US media report.
She is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed within the Trump administration.
Mrs Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and had been a vocal critic of Mr Trump on the campaign trail.
Mrs Haley endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio during the Republican primaries, later throwing her support behind Senator Ted Cruz – Mr Trump’s final rival before he became the party’s nominee.
I guess we’ve been told shite.
This is also worth mentioning:
The Indian-American, who is in her second and final term as governor, was elected in 2010, riding the wave of the Republican Tea Party with the support of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Prior to becoming the state’s chief executive, she served six years as a member of the state’s House of Representatives.
Whereas the current US ambassador to the UN:
is a Harvard academic, a former war correspondent and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
As a journalist she reported from places like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan and Zimbabwe and tried to get officials to pay attention to human rights issues.
I guess she was appointed in the days before “experience” and “qualified” became words bandied about by the Democrats.
President Barack Obama announced her nomination by describing her as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy”.
Ah yes, she was.