In Memoir, Haley Alleges Disloyalty Among Some On Trump Team

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    FILE-In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters. President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two top administration officials, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, tried to enlist her in opposing some of Trump's policies. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies.

    In “With All Due Respect,” Haley said then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her that they were trying to “save the country.” Haley writes that she was “shocked” by the request, made during a closed-door meeting, and thought they were only trying to put their own imprint on his policies.

    “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. “It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing. … Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die.”

    The former South Carolina governor said the meeting lasted more than an hour and that they never raised the issue to her again.

    Haley’s book comes out Tuesday. The Associated Press purchased an early copy.

    “Instead of saying that to me, they should’ve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan,” Haley wrote. “It should’ve been, ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing.’ But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.”

    Trump fired Tillerson in March 2018. Later, Tillerson said the president was “undisciplined” and did not like to read briefing reports. Trump countered, calling Tillerson “dumb as a rock.”

    When Kelly was chief of staff, Trump chafed at the orderly processes the general imposed on his freewheeling style and White House operations at large. Trump let him go in December 2018.

    When asked to respond to Haley’s book, Kelly told CBS’ “Sunday Morning” that “if by resistance and stalling, she means putting a staff process in place … to ensure the (president) knew all the pros and cons of what policy decision he might be contemplating so he could make an informed decision, then guilty as charged.”

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      • Where the hell do you come up with all these wierd screen names ? Can’t you stick to one name .

        Now disloyalty to trump meaning trying to undermine a president behind his back while working for him is a terrible threat to our democracy. It’s very bad for our country . If you don’t like his policy tell it to his face or quit and say it on a national tv . But don’t secretly undermine him like a gangster

        • Archy, Where will you be standing at the parade tomorrow? I very much want to meet you to prove that I’m not Yoni. I’m certain that you’ll be there with your red Trump hat. I’ll be there with my black yarmalka since for me it’s not a Simcha occasion to wear my shtreimal.

    1. You don’t have to meet me to prove you are not yoni or they you are not Justin volpe ( pretty obvious ) . All you have to do is like I did . Post your comments with a unique pic . Whenever you are logged into vin That’s your pic . If one day you switch your name to getzel zanvil your pic will still appear as yakov doe . Of course you can outsmart that to. But at least it makes it a bit harder to switch .I never said you were yoni rather you are simply one who posts comments under multiple screen names

      • Archy, will you be at the parade? Where? I really want to meet you. I don’t have any picture and know neither how to add one or post under different names. Whoever used Volpe’s name must be older and from Brooklyn because the Louima incident must have been over 25 years ago. I assume Volpe is still locked up and not commenting on VIN. Could it be that mysterious Yoni?

    2. Regarding the topic of hand, Nikki Haley, there are rumors going around, that Trump is thinking of dumping Mike Pence, as his running mate, in 2020; and, he is thinking of choosing Nikki Haley to run, as VP.

      Incidentally, that psycho cop, Justin Volpe is still behind bars, and is not due to be released until 2025.

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