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Indian-origin Nikki Haley to meet Trump, considered for Secy’s post

Indian-American Nikki Haley will meet US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, the presidential transition team has said amid reports that the two-term Governor of South Carolina is being considered for a Cabinet position, particularly for the high-profile post of Secretary of State.

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday night, the transition team’s spokesman Sean Spicer listed 44-year-old Haley as one of the candidates Trump will meet. Among others, the 70-year-old Trump would be meeting include former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Gen (retd) Jack Keane, Admiral Mike Rogers and Ken Blackwell.

While some of these meetings are about potential cabinet members, others are about sharing ideas and advice.

Earlier in the day, a close aide of Trump from South Carolina said that Haley was being considered for a Cabinet position, including that of the Secretary of State. 

“It would be like how Mr Trump is bringing fresh eyes to running our government,” South Carolina Lt Governor Henry McMaster told The Post and Courier. 
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