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Celebrations in India with Haley tapped for U.N.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:27

Nikki Haley’s family in India cheer her appointment as UN envoy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It's here in Northern Amirtsar city in India that there is an air of celebration behind closed doors... Nikki Haley's relatives could not be happier that she has been tapped by Donald Trump to serve as the next. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) HALEY'S ELDER COUSIN, KAMALJIT SINGH RANDHAWA, SAYING: "We are very happy. Our happiness has no bounds. Since this news came to us, we are getting congratulatory messages from Delhi and Mumbai." On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped the South Carolina Governor to lead the U.S. at the UN -- a new arena for Haley, amid uncertainty over America's international role under Trump. The 44-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, represents what some Republicans hope could be the new face of their party: a younger, more diverse generation of leaders. Haley -- who backed Trump rival Sen. Marco Rubio in the Republican primary -- has already shown an understanding of diplomacy -- securing a nomination in the Trump Administration. During the presidential campaign, Haley took Trump strongly to task over his harsh rhetoric about illegal immigration and for not speaking forcefully enough against white supremacists.

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Celebrations in India with Haley tapped for U.N.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:27