Former South Carolina Governor David Beasley To Lead World Food Programme
Devex: U.N. selects David Beasley, Trump supporter and former U.S. politician, to lead WFP
“David Beasley, a Republican politician from South Carolina, will lead the World Food Programme as its new executive director, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva confirmed in a public announcement on Wednesday. Beasley was a one-term governor of South Carolina in the 1990s and was a supporter of President Donald Trump throughout his contentious election campaign against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, also a former governor of South Carolina, nominated Beasley — one of more than 20 nominees — for the position…” (Lieberman, 3/29).