Ha­ley says book on UN would be ‘ther­a­peu­tic’

The State - - Stay Connected - BY BRIS­TOW MARCHANT [email protected]­tate.com

On her way out of pub­lic ser­vice, Nikki Ha­ley may be work­ing on a new book about her ex­pe­ri­ence serv­ing in the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion at the United Na­tions.

Ha­ley told the con­ser­va­tive Weekly Stan­dard mag­a­zine Tues­day that she was con­sid­er­ing writ­ing an­other book, say­ing it would be “ther­a­peu­tic.”

“I’ve al­ways found writ­ing a book to be ther­a­peu­tic. My first book was un­be­liev­ably ther­a­peu­tic,” Ha­ley told the mag­a­zine.

When she was S.C. gov­er­nor, Ha­ley pub­lished an au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, “Can’t Is Not An Op­tion,” in 2012. That book fo­cused on her life grow­ing up in ru­ral Bam­berg as the daugh­ter of In­dian im­mi­grants, up to her suc­cess­ful run for gov­er­nor in 2010.

A new book would up­date read­ers on her life since leav­ing the S.C. Gov­er­nor’s Man­sion in 2017 to be­come the U.S. am­bas­sador to the U.N., and her re­la­tion­ship with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. It also could serve to set Ha­ley up for an ex­pected fu­ture run for pres­i­dent.

“I think, I would prob­a­bly want to do an­other

one just to kind of talk more about what I’ve seen, what I’ve lived or what I’ve learned,” Ha­ley said.

Ha­ley likely will stay ac­tive in na­tional af­fairs even af­ter her time at the U.N. ends on Dec. 31. She has said she plans to stay in New York while her son fin­ishes high school, and the fam­ily has sold their Lex­ing­ton County home, pub­lic records show.

While Ha­ley hasn’t talked ex­ten­sively about what she plans to do next, she says she won’t be go­ing away any time soon.

“I think that I will al­ways have a voice when it comes to de­fend­ing Amer­ica and when it comes to fight­ing for our val­ues or fight­ing for hu­man rights,” she said. “I would love to look at get­ting in­volved in a think tank.”

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