Hilary Clinton Inspired Nikki Haley To Become A Public Servant – Quartz

Donald Trump’s first ambassador to the UN, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Hailey, unexpectedly resigned his post today. At a press conference today, Donald Trump said she wanted a break; Haley added that she has no plans to run for office in 2020. Naturally, speculation about her upcoming move is rife.

Will Haley run for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat? Will she attempt a presidential race despite her denials? Graham himself congratulated her on Twitter after announcing her resignation. “She will be a key player in the future of the Republican Party and our nation as a whole for years to come,” he tweeted.

Haley has built a career that turns heads in a relatively short period of time. Through the mercurial turns of the Trump administration, she managed to avoid public humiliation, unlike many former members of her cabinet.

As a fierce former critic of Trump, she likely disagreed with many of his foreign policy decisions, but did not appear helpless. Instead, Haley created an image of herself as someone who speaks the truth to power – in private. “What I’m going to tell you is that if there’s something he’s communicating in a way that makes me uncomfortable, I pick up the phone and call him,” he said. she said in an interview with CBS News. “I don’t need to be public about this. I think it’s a private conversation that should take place when I feel it, and I think it’s a conversation he’s receptive to when I feel it.

And one of her role models in all of this has been an unlikely figure: Hillary Clinton.

As Quartz wrote after her appointment, Haley publicly explained that her choice to enter public service was inspired by Clinton. In a 2012 conversation with The New York Times, she said, “The reason I ran for office is because of Hillary Clinton.

Here is the full exchange:

Q.Why are there so few women of your generation in high level politics?A. It is not because the challenge is too difficult. It’s just because women don’t run. The reason I ran for office is because of Hillary Clinton. Everyone was telling me why I shouldn’t run: I was too young, I had small children, I should start at the school board level. I went to Birmingham University, and Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker for a leadership institute, and she said when it comes to women candidates, there will be everyone who will tell you why you don’t. shouldn’t, but that’s all the reasons we need you to, and I walked out of there thinking, “That’s it.” I am running for election.

As the wife and child of immigrants, Haley herself could have the same effect on would-be politicians on either side of the aisle, wherever she ends up.

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