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Nikki Haley on the cover of Time magazine

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"The Australian Foreign Minister had better think twice about the consequences to be entailed by her reckless tongue-lashing before flattering the United States", the KCNA said.

President Donald Trump received significant backlash for his response to the incident, in which he equated the actions of white supremacists with those protesting them.

In a short interview with the magazine, Ambassador Haley told Time of the alienation she felt coming from the only Indian-American family in small town Bamberg, S.C., a perspective she has drawn on while in political office and which she says continues to inform her outlook on the world stage. Her experience as governor prepared her to handle a lot of things, but being in charge of American diplomacy wasn't one of them.

While she was interested, she explained she had conditions that needed to be met.

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"I said 'I am a policy girl, I want to be part of the decision-making process, ' " Haley told the news network. That's why I try so hard not to talk about labels now.

When Trump officials then asked her to think about the ambassadorship, she later laid out her requirements - all of which Trump was on board for. I want to be able to speak my mind'. "It's to show them how you're similar.' I grew up trying to show people what we have in common". And they gave me all that.

Haley has been widely praised for her work at the United Nations thus far, with some sayingshe's the "finest US ambassador to the UN in over 50 years".



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