Former US ambassador to the United States Nikki Haley alleges that two of President Trump’s senior advisers attempted to recruit her to undermine the Trump administration.
In an telling new memoir, Haley claims that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly asked her to betray the President. The Washington Post reported this after receiving Haley’s book before its release.
Haley refused the attempts to convince her to “save the country.” She said that Tillerson and Kelly were suspicious and threatened by her close relationship to President Trump.
Haley said she felt she had an “obligation to carry out Trump’s wishes since he was the one elected by voters.”
“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote in “With All Due Respect.”
A month before her op-ed in the Washington Post saying she did not agree with all the President’s statements, Haley left her post as Trump’s ambassador to the U.N.
“I proudly serve in this administration, and I enthusiastically support most of its decisions and the direction it is taking the country,” Haley wrote after leaving. “But I don’t agree with the president on everything.”
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Haley said recently that she does not see Trump’s recent phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as an impeachable offense.
“There was no heavy demand insisting that something had to happen. So it’s hard for me to understand where the whole impeachment situation is coming from, because what everybody’s up in arms about didn’t happen,” Haley said.