South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Meets With Trump To Discuss Possible Appointment As Secretary Of State

Earlier this year Donald Trump attacked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after she criticized his plan to ban Muslim immigration. Haley responded with “bless your heart,” which is Southern for “go fuck yourself.” Her tweet prompted Ann Coulter to react in her typically racist fashion. (Haley was born in South Carolina.) But hey, it’s all good now, right?

The Charleston Post And Courier reports:

Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump Thursday amid growing reports she is being considered for a spot in his administration. News of the meeting, set for the morning in New York, began to filter out late Wednesday night from multiple press outlets. It also came after Trump-ally Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster told The Post and Courier earlier in the day he and Haley are being considered for Cabinet positions in Trump’s White House.

McMaster said Haley is being considered for several posts including secretary of state. McMaster, one of Trump’s earliest statewide political endorsers, said the daughter of Indian immigrants could provide a fresh set of eyes on foreign affairs. “It would be like how Mr. Trump is bringing fresh eyes to running our government,” he said. McMaster said he has been speaking with the Trump transition team about becoming attorney general. McMaster was a U.S. attorney and the elected state attorney general before becoming lieutenant governor.

While Trump supporters have been encouraging outsiders in the government as part of Trump’s election mandate, some say questions can be raised about Haley’s preparedness to serve as secretary of state. College of Charleston political scientist Kendra Stewart said there is very little in Haley’s resume covering matters of foreign affairs.

“Secretary of state is going to be a bit of a stretch for Haley’s area of expertise,” she said, adding that Haley has yet to be vetted about foreign policy, trade and protectionism. It also might be difficult for Haley, a daughter of Indian immigrants, to enthusiastically support Trump’s anti-immigrant platforms that surfaced during the primary period. A U.S. Department of Commerce post may be more in line with her skill set, Stewart said.

  • Lazycrockett

    Haley has absolutely NO experience in Foreign Affairs. This is all reality tv bullshit. Asshole thinks he’s running a tv show.

  • RealityBass

    Right, because a governor with zero foreign policy experience is what you really want in a secretary of state. Does Trump think her brown skin makes her foreign enough to undertake guiding our foreign policy? Does he think that women make the best secretaries?

  • Rex

    Since when does experience matter?

  • Joe in PA

    “It would be like how Mr. Trump is bringing fresh eyes to running our government,”….

    Said without a shred of irony. Bless their hearts.

  • Rex

    Well, bless her heart.

  • BobSF_94117

    I think it’s apparent now that there’s a list of “fuck no, I don’t want to be your Secty of State” people who’ve already been asked.

    • SelectFromWhere

      And after “Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Emails! Emails! Emails!”, really, who would want that job? Especially if they have further political aspirations (which any governor does).

      • BobSF_94117

        There’s ZERO threat of getting Benghazi-ed for Republicans.

    • Niblet58

      A very very long list…

      • prixator

        I know that I turned down the position.

  • Mike C

    Nikkie Haley, Rick Scott, is he maybe taking these people away from their governorships and planning on dropping them off a cliff somewhere? I’m just trying to be hopeful here…..

    • BobSF_94117

      I assume he’s picking GOP govs who’ll be termed out at the end of their current stint. That way, they can pick their successors.

      • SelectFromWhere

        That would imply that he knows a scintilla about government, evidence for which I’m still waiting.

        • BobSF_94117

          The names are fed to him.

    • Lazycrockett

      If Nikki is picked up next for the position was some buffoon that has supported Asshole since the beginning.

    • Rex

      Trump isn’t picking anything but his nose – he’s having all this done for him because he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. The sooner this is done, the sooner he can go golfing.

      • madknits

        And we thought Dubya took a lot of vacations. Drumpf is going to make Dubya look like he was a hard working man of the people.

        • Rex

          I’m quite sure that Trump took a jab at Obama for taking vacation time. Let’s just see how much time Trump is on vacation.

  • Sam_Handwich

    He’s supposedly also meeting with Mitt Romney about Sec of State

    • Reasonoverhate

      I can’t believe I’m about to type this but, I think I could actually live with that choice over the other clowns he’s floated for that slot!

      • StraightGrandmother

        Me too, I would not object to Mitt Romeny in any Cabinet position. Bettr Mitt Romney than a lot of the people who are coming out of the woodwork.

    • Treant

      I disagree with Mitt on most things…but he’s actually not a bad choice. He’s actually fairly competent.

      However, I doubt Mitt wants to get within a thousand miles of this administration…and if he does, he proves himself completely incompetent automatically. 🙂

    • Rex

      That would certainly complete the ass-kissing circle.

    • BearEyes

      he can visit his money as he travels the world

      • kaydenpat

        Lol!! And make sure that it’s safe.

    • Ray Butlers

      The more normal Republicans in his cabinet the better. Just trying to avoid the Gulag, folks.

    • Jon Doh

      Do magic underwear whisk you to wherever you want to go, or is that just magic carpets?

      • Rex

        They must make the memory of all the negative things he said about Trump go away.

    • Cuberly

      I can’t imagine rMoney being up for all the travel.

    • rusty57

      Well, he has been to France…

    • Foot in Mouth Disease

      Remember when he derided the U.K. For having homes which were “too small”?

  • bob

    Take all the crazies out of elected offices for your dumb old cabinet, so they can be replaced with liberals ! lol

  • Rex

    The basket of deplorables is now what the entire country is going to hell in.

    • ZhyKitty

      *leans over from the back-seat* Are we there yet?

  • HZ81

    I was hoping Ms. Wasilia 2008 was going to get this job! Damn it.

    • Bared Bear

      Batshit Barbie has been awfully quiet lately.

      • StraightGrandmother

        Prolly cuz she has got the job and is back home arranging for movers to come in and pack her up. No doubt she will find jobs for her spawn in the gummit or else on the payroll of timber companies or something.

        • E.J.

          if she becomes Interior secretary, the timber companies WILL be getting a lot of new business……

    • E.J.

      She is on the list for Interior Sec.

      • AtticusP

        That was a misunderstanding. Donald Trump thought that he was appointing someone to be Secretary of the Inferior, so he figured that Palin was a sure thing .

      • HZ81

        Oh, that’s right. Bill Maher joked “I didn’t even know she slept indoors” or something like that. 🙂

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  • Lazycrockett

    Drumpf is just calling his former opponents in to gloat at his victory. Do not think this guy has any High Ideas or Lofty goals. Its all basic id to him.

    • PickyPecker

      ^^THIS

    • StraightGrandmother

      I agree with you, he wants to Lord his win over those who opposed him. Good observation.

    • Todd20036

      Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Having your enemies in your debt means they won’t rebel against you.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Agreed. I think his nipples get hard (gag) seeing how badly people who attacked him will grovel and beg for scraps. Bravo to to the very few (Ben Carson) who have said no. Integrity is a quality in short supply.

      Also, I think he is floating the most vile and objectionable candidates for some positions so that when he makes his final pics, they will seem moderate by comparison.

  • Ron Romero

    Trump: What are your qualifications to be Secretary of State?
    Haley: Same as yours to be President.
    Trump: Perfect. You’re hired!

    • David Walker

      Haley: Well, bless your heart.

  • djcoastermark

    No Nikki, a Canadian snowbird passing through your state on the way to Florida does not quite qualify you as to having experience with foreigners.

    • kaydenpat

      But Trump isn’t qualified either so….

  • dcurlee

    Well there we go there are the top two Meliania can go after for cyber bullying

  • Ninja0980

    Lack of experience, as with everything else, doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican.

  • Robert Conner

    GOP incompetents risk being trampled to death in this stampede to the bottom.

  • Dirk Prophet

    Yes, I said you were an asshole recently but that doesn’t mean I won’t work for you.

  • mr wonderful
  • Mark

    Maybe Trump will sport a wife-beater T while he interviews her….ya know, to give her a complete picture….

  • Dirk Prophet

    She and Bannon should get along.

    • Rex

      The holiday parties will be fun, um, excuse me, I mean CHRISTMAS parties.

  • BobSF_94117

    It’s gotta be tough getting out of bed these days for career foreign service types.

    • David Walker

      Especially since the lovely Rudy Giuliani doesn’t seem to be a sure thing for the Sec’y position.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/799314666363166720
    Combine this with his statement about how he thinks a 10$ min wage with Trump is workable and I can safely say that St. Bernie can go fuck himself.
    He helped Trump win just as much as anyone else did, and his joke of rallies at the end did nothing to undo the damage he did earlier.

    • Treant

      I’m sure the person (I use the term loosely) who told me that nobody should work with Trump will be along reversing that statement faster than he can type.

    • bob

      trump IS corporate america !

    • kaydenpat

      Sanders should focus on moving Dems to the left. Working with Trump should be a huge no no.

    • Why not?

      Yeah, Sen. Warren said the same thing

  • bob

    Maybe he’ll put a mud wresting ring in the oval office to throw haley, kellyanne, sarah and coulter in !

    • Charlie

      I’m on board since you threw Coulter in…I would love to see this!

  • jimbo65

    I’m more convinced that the Cheeto didn’t think he was going to win. You’d think a more serious candidate would have already had people in mind to fill important cabinet positions. But whatever, the people he’s appointed or is considering are disasters. So take your time, keep giving that impression of having a well oiled transition./s

    • Charlie

      Oh but he did have people in mind…they were the best, they’re winners…we’re gonna win so much with these people…UGH!!!!!!! This is what we’re going to get? It’s time to flee…this shit show is devolving into something that can’t be named…

  • Cuberly
  • Sam_Handwich
    • kaydenpat

      Shhhh. Don’t give Trump any ideas.

    • StraightGrandmother

      I went and googled that, yeah you are right, Ducky Dynasty after 11 years is ending. This is their final season.

      Well that’s good.

      • AtticusP

        They say “all good things must come to an end”.

        And the Duck Dynasty, also…

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          So will they all go back to their east coast preppy look as they become lobbyist or perhaps join forces with religious fundies working to hurt our rights in other countries?

    • Treant

      That’s less a dynasty than a very short reign by a developmentally disabled king.

  • He isn’t going to appoint her. He’s only doing this to pretend he considered appointing women and people of color.

    • GordonGekko

      He appointed her to the UN, YOU F A G G O T Q U E E R.

      • What a sad life you must lead.

        • GordonGekko

          I’m blocking you because you are a faggot dicksucker who will die of AIDS.

          • Lucky me.

          • Anyone who throws around the word faggot that much knows what balls taste like. Guaranteed.

  • The_Wretched

    So, Romney, Haley, Giuliani, and who is next? Maybe epic rap battles can pick this up.

  • Bared Bear

    Melania has had more foreign affairs. And stuff.

    • kaydenpat

      Hmmmm mmmm.

  • j.martindale

    You pick people with foreign policy experience for this job, not just another woman whose pussy you want to grab.

  • Cuberly

    OT: Would call this good news, but it falls more under the category of, how the hell did this even reach consideration to begin with.

    https://twitter.com/Claire_FOX5/status/799354043852320768

    • kaydenpat

      Speechless.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • kaydenpat

      Good. More of this, please.

  • kaydenpat

    I laughed when the article brought up her lack of qualifications to be Secretary of State. Is Trump qualified to be President? Why should anyone else in his administration be qualified?

  • CJAS

    How in the bloody hell is she qualified …

    • Gianni

      Qualifications? What are they? Are they helpful?

      • CJAS

        There are no set qualifications. Logically, appointing someone with no relevant career experience (or education) is inadvisable. (It’s strange to have to say that, but here we are.) Former Secretary Bill Burns’ background is instructive:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Joseph_Burns

  • Dagoril

    If Haley doesn’t work out, they still have former cast members from Survivor, Big Brother, and American Idol to turn to!

    • Todd20036

      And Duck Dynasty

  • rusty57

    I have the sinking feeling that the grownups are not returning the transition team’s calls.

    We really are well and truly fucked.

    • Dagoril

      On the other hand, if there is NOBODY willing to be SoS, it will be harder for the Teahadists to start a war with another country. Maybe we can just leave the post vacant for 4 years 😉

      • Treant

        Watch it, or you’ll get Donald Jr. as SoS.

  • FlKeysKevin

    These same people extolling the virtues of a “fresh set of eyes” complained when a freshman senator was elected President. Oops, but he’s black.

    • Gianni

      You got that right. Plus, the Republicans in Congress had no trouble at all of showing their racist tendencies toward Obama. Sure, he is a Dem, but the Reps in Congress have worked with Dem Presidents before. This time was different and for no other reason than he is black.

  • Jack

    “It also might be difficult for Haley, a daughter of Indian immigrants, to enthusiastically support Trump’s anti-immigrant platforms”

    A good politician rises above the personal.

  • Gene Perry

    NH for S of S? Seriously? I’m sure the Gov is a very nice person, and (as Gov) she has administrative experience … but she has zero … zero … foreign policy experience.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Washington Post reports it’s Mitt Romney in the mix for State.

  • Gianni

    I believe that if Trump truly wants this cluster fuck to stand out, he needs to choose Sarah Palin to be Sec. of State. Foreign leaders will acquiesce to her every suggestion/demand just to shut her the fuck up and stop rapping.

    • Hunter M

      Think of the poor translators who have to convert that word salad.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    It goes without saying: I’m amazed at the about-face 360s done by all the politicians who formerly couldn’t stand the ground Trump walked on. The only bright note? Kicking Christie to the curb (and all his cronies)

    • Baltimatt

      Do you mean 180s?

      • Treant

        Why should we have a factory for semi-conductors? Shouldn’t we want to make full conductors?

      • Brooklyn Joe

        haha – yes 180s

  • FAEN

    Jeebus Namratha has no shame. She despises Trump but has no problem with him now.

    #morallybankrupt

  • Whicker Park

    All the suck-ups are piling out of the woodwork now!

  • John Kusters

    Her move strikes me as too eerily similar to an abused spouse returning to her abuser and giving him one more chance to show she is loved… That rarely works out well.

  • DesertSun59

    At this rate, I predict that within a month after his inauguration, racism and open disdain for anyone who’s not a White Christian will be completely normalized.

    And the reason for this normalization is quite clear. The TV news media gave the con man about a billion dollars of free advertising. They are complicit in his rise. Shortly, Trump will make it clear that if ANYONE openly criticizes him they will no longer have access to him.

    Voila. He and his racist fascist cadre become normalized.

    It will be that easy. MONEY is the bottom line here.

    • “… racism and open disdain for anyone who’s not a White Christian will be completely RE-normalized.”

      Fixed.

      My grandparents, aunts and uncles all grew up in the Deep South when Jim Crow was still a thing and telling folks “I’m Jewish” was basically saying “I’m an outsider and you should probably show me the door and the law will be fine with that.” They’ve all seen that show before.

  • Gerry Fisher

    If we’re still able to record an accurate history into the future, they’ll be telling the story of how many people caved to make way for Trumps reign.

  • DonnaLee

    Is there anyone who isn’t terrible for his cabinet?