Trump taps Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to UN

FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters outside the Jasper County office building in Ridgeland, S.C., after a briefing on a $4.5 billion container terminal South Carolina and Georgia are jointly building on the Savannah River. The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday, May 17, 2016, prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Haley's desk. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)
FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks with reporters outside the Jasper County office building in Ridgeland, S.C., after a briefing on a $4.5 billion container terminal South Carolina and Georgia are jointly building on the Savannah River. The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill Tuesday, May 17, 2016, prohibiting abortion after 19 weeks, becoming the 17th state to pass the restrictive ban. The legislation will now head to Gov. Haley's desk. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the woman he has tapped during his transition.

That’s according to two sources familiar with Trump’s decision, who requested anonymity to discuss the decision ahead of the announcement.

Haley was an outspoken Trump critic throughout much of the presidential race. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the first female — and first non-white — Cabinet-level official in the Trump administration. She’s the second Asian-American to serve as a U.S. governor. Trump plans to treat the job as a Cabinet-level position, according to the sources.

Despite her misgivings about Trump, she met with the president-elect last week at Trump Tower. Afterward, Haley said they’d had a “very nice” conversation.

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