Nikki Haley surprised many during her interview with CBS News’, Rita Braver.
Despite Trump’s reputation that he “expects loyalty” from his staff, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says she’s not afraid to tell the president when she’s “uncomfortable” with something.
After being asked if the president’s behavior is reprehensible, the Indian American diplomat replied, “First of all, [Trump] has his communication style, but you’re not hearing me defend that.” Haley added, “what I will tell you is, if there is anything that he communicates in a way that I’m uncomfortable with, I pick up the phone and call him. I don’t need to be public about that. I think that’s a private conversation that should happen when I feel it, and I think it’s one that he’s receptive to when I do.”
Nikki Haley’s assertive attitude, does not come as a surprise. In January 2017, Haley made her stance clear in her address to the U.N. that, “you’re going to see a change in the way we do business. Our goal with the administration to show value to at the U.N., and the way we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure our allies have our back as well.” And with a professional, but stern tone, claimed, “for those who don’t have our back, we’re taking names; we will make points to respond to that accordingly.”
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