Tag: Haley, Nikki R

Trump to Nominate Kelly Knight Craft as U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he was nominating Kelly Knight Craft, the United States’ ambassador to Canada, to serve as ambassador to the United Nations, days after his first choice for the position withdrew from consideration. Mr. Trump announced the nomination on Twitter, writing that Ms. Craft “has done an outstanding job […]

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Before Trump’s State of the Union, a Look at How Last Year’s Promises Fared

In his first State of the Union address last year, President Trump outlined his vision for an “America first” approach to overhauling the immigration system, revitalizing manufacturing and prioritizing national interests abroad. As Mr. Trump prepares to deliver his second address on Tuesday, which is also expected to highlight the president’s immigration agenda, here’s an […]

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5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON — President Trump boasted recently that he has been “FAR tougher” on Russia than other American presidents. But while the Trump administration has cracked down on Russian diplomats, government officials and oligarchs, Mr. Trump himself largely has taken a far more generous stance toward Moscow. The contradiction has taken on new meaning in light […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside — A Trump Tune

I really can’t stay. No, John Kelly, don’t go just yet. I don’t mind if you called me an idiot. My next chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, was even more mean. He said I was a “terrible human being.” I’ve got to go away. Please, Kellyanne Conway, stick around one year more, even if your […]

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Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Reshaping of the Role

WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Friday that he would nominate Heather Nauert, a former “Fox & Friends” host who has served as the State Department spokeswoman since last year, to replace Nikki R. Haley as ambassador to the United Nations and help promote an “America First” foreign policy that has at times rankled some […]

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Trump Set to Name State Department Spokeswoman to U.N. Post

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to nominate Heather Nauert, the chief State Department spokeswoman, to become his next ambassador to the United Nations as he moves to reshape his team for the final two years of his term, a person familiar with the choice said on Thursday. Ms. Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who […]

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In Blow to Haley, U.N. Rejects Measure Condemning Hamas

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected a resolution proposed by the United States to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas for violence against Israel. The rejection was a blow to the American ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, who had positioned the measure as a capstone of her tenure. In remarks before the vote, Ms. […]

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News Analysis: Naval Clash Raises the Stakes for Trump’s Meeting With Putin

He once expressed hope that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia would be “my new best friend,” but with friends like him, President Trump hardly needs enemies. Russia’s armed seizure of three Ukrainian ships in the days before the two leaders are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in […]

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Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s post-midterm election news conference at the White House last week took a surprising turn when a reporter asked about locking down his 2020 ticket. “Mike, will you be my running mate?” Mr. Trump asked Vice President Pence, who stood up, raised his hand, and nodded. “Will you? Thank you. O.K., good,” […]

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Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Annual Al Smith Dinner

Nikki R. Haley joked about President Trump’s braggadocio in his United Nations speech last month. Once, she said, he asked if she belonged to the same Native American tribe as Senator Elizabeth Warren. And as a member of Mr. Trump’s cabinet, she added, “It is a thrill to be out to dinner without being harassed.” […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Is Impressed by Nikki Haley’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Departure

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Dodging a Headlock Nikki […]

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Nikki Haley Will Be Missed

“With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Nikki Haley, the United Nations ambassador, memorably once snapped to a reporter, after a senior — and, unsurprisingly, male — White House official attributed a tough position she’d announced on sanctioning Russia to “momentary confusion.” While Ms. Haley might not have gotten confused herself, she could at […]

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Nikki Haley Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has resigned in a high-profile departure of one of the few women in the president’s cabinet. Ms. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, had been an early and frequent critic of Mr. Trump, so when he named her the envoy to the world body […]

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At United Nations, Fears of a ‘New World Disorder’ as Trump Returns

UNITED NATIONS — When President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in May, France’s ambassador to the United Nations lamented what he called the coming of “a new world disorder.” America had resigned its role as “a last resort enforcer of international order,” the ambassador, François Delattre, said, and there was […]

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White House Memo: At the U.N., Trump Can’t Escape His Political Problems Back in Washington

Administration officials said working-level diplomacy at the United Nations was largely unaffected by the drama surrounding Mr. Rosenstein and Judge Kavanaugh. But one official said it did preoccupy Mr. Trump’s top advisers, noting that it was a big topic of conversation over the weekend at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J. The fact that […]

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Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.

WASHINGTON — The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, […]

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A Grim Endgame Looms in Syria

The long, cruel agony of Syria’s civil war may be approaching a decisive moment as President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, Russia and Iran, prepare to mount a military offensive on Idlib Province, the last major rebel redoubt. Although still dependent on Russia and Iran for military and financial support, Mr. Assad, whom the West […]

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Trump to Preside Over U.N. Security Council, Prompting Anxiety All Around

In any event, Mr. Trump has shown himself to be gleefully unconcerned with bruising feelings. In his first visit to the General Assembly last year, he declared, “I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always and should always put your countries first” — a call for […]

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U.N. Says Saudi-led Airstrike Killed at Least 22 Yemeni Children

The United Nations said Friday that a Saudi-led airstrike had killed at least 22 children and four women in Yemen as they fled a fighting zone — the second mass killing of Yemeni civilians by Saudi Arabia and its military partners in two weeks. Mark Lowcock, the top United Nations relief official, asserted without qualification […]

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