Nikki Haley was the flag bearer of Donald Trump’s highly damaging foreign policy, holds Tom Fowdy of CGTN. She validated “America First” ideals that alienated America’s allies in the UN. Her grandstanding against countries like Iran and the nuclear deal with it, which most other countries agreed with, was hypocritical, given her relentless support for the transgressions of Israel. As a whole, Haley seemed to regard the UN’s other ambassadors not as allies to coordinate with but as hindrances to her and America’s goals. She often took the undiplomatic path of telling countries they are with the US or against it. This behavior won’t be missed at the UN.
Nikki Haley did a great job at handling Donald Trump’s abrasive instructions while pursuing America’s best interests at the UN, asserts the New York Times editorial board. While she did validate some negative policies, she managed to stand up to, and water down, many orders from the White House that could have been more damaging. For example, she prevented ever harsher budget cuts to America’s UN funding. It was her tact that prevented US relations with the UN from falling apart. Several diplomats appreciated her pragmatism and ability to explain Trump’s policies. Haley was a great representative of America; her qualities will be missed.