Nikki Haley: My relationship with Trump is ‘perfect’

- April 18, 2018

When asked about the state of her relationship with President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave reporters a thumbs up on Wednesday and said, “It’s perfect.”

Haley has been caught up in the latest Trump administration internal battle after she said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the administration would soon announce new sanctions on Russia in response to the Syria chemical weapons attack. Haley’s statement was walked back on Monday by the White House, which said Trump was still weighing further sanctions.

Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, escalated the flap on Tuesday when he told reporters during a Florida news conference that Haley's announcement was the result of “momentary confusion."

Haley fired back on Tuesday evening, saying, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused." Kudlow called and apologized to Haley, a White House official speaking on background told POLITICO.

Haley continued to take a hard line on Russia at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, saying that “as we stated previously the U.S. agrees with the U.K.’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the chemical weapons in Salisbury.”


 

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