AMBASSADOR-TO-BE TAPS JON LERNER TO LEAD HER OFFICE …
S.C. governor Nikki Haley is taking her longtime political advisor with her to the United Nations, several sources close to the ambassador-to-be tell FITSNews.
Haley – herself a surprise choice for her new job – has reportedly tapped left-leaning establishment GOP consultant Jon Lerner (above, far left) to lead her diplomatic office, offering him the position of head deputy ambassador.
Lerner – who also advised Haley’s infamous predecessor, Mark Sanford – was last spotted gaining her endorsement for the 2016 presidential bid of fiscally liberal, pro-amnesty U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Sources tell us the Maryland-based advisor will give up his consulting practice to join Haley in New York.
Both Haley and Lerner were heavily invested in the #NeverTrump movement – a failed effort to upend the candidacy U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
Haley was one of the leading attackers of the president-elect, while Lerner was on the payroll of the Conservative Solutions PAC, which raised $30 million last year in support of Rubio’s presidential ambitions. Not only that, he’s been a consultant for the Club for Growth – a group which spent big bucks bashing Trump’s campaign.
Like we’ve said before … Trump clearly keeps his friends close and his Republicans closer.
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