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S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to meet with Trump for possible Cabinet position

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Ed Adamczyk
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is being considered for a number of Cabinet positions in the Trump administration, including secretary of state. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is being considered for a number of Cabinet positions in the Trump administration, including secretary of state. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss a position in his cabinet, transition officials said.

Although the Republican governor was critical of Trump during much of the presidential election campaign, CNN reported Trump's communication director Jason Miller and Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed she will meet with Trump.

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The president-elect is also meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla. Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell, Adm. Mike Rogers and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, in New York at Trump Tower.

Prior to Trump's win in February's South Carolina primary, Haley endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for president and referred to Trump as "everything a governor doesn't want in a president." She and Trump clashed on his proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. In October, after Trump became the GOP nominee, she said she would vote for him but added she was "not a fan."

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South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, a Trump supporter, told the Charleston Post and Courier Thursday that he and Haley are under consideration for Cabinet positions in the Trump administration. He added Haley could receive the nomination for any of several Cabinet positions, including secretary of state.

"It would be like how Mr. Trump is bringing fresh eyes to running our government," McMaster said of Haley's possible nomination.

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