Nikki Haley

U.S. United Nations Credentials Presentation Address

delivered 27 January 2017, UN Headquarters, New York, NY

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Good morning.

Good morning.

So in South Carolina, we start off the days great. You know, itís a thrill to be here at the UN. And I will tell you that we have hit the ground running.

There is a new USUN.

We talked to the staff yesterday, and you are going to see a change in the way we do business. Itís no longer about working harder. Itís about working smarter. And we have a fantastic team at the USUN thatís ready to prove that.

Our goal with the Administration is to show value at the UN. And the way that weíll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies, and make sure that our allies have our back, as well.

For those that donít have our back, weíre taking names. We will make points to respond to that accordingly.

But this is a time of strength.

This is a time of action.

This is a time of getting things done.

And this Administration is prepared and ready to go in -- to have me go in, look at the UN. And everything thatís working, weíre going to make it better; everything thatís not working, weíre going to try and fix; and anything that is -- seems to be obsolete and not necessary, weíre going to do away with.

But this is a time of fresh eyes, new strength, new vision, and a great day at the USUN.

Thank you very much.


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