Former US Ambassador to the US Nikki Haley destroyed former Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff, John Kelly, recalling a private conversation in which they opposed President Trump and told her they were doing this out of necessity.
Haley told “CBS Evening News” to Norah O’Donnell that she did not appreciate trusting former officials, as she described in her new book “With All Due Respect.”
“[I] instead of saying that to me, they should have said that to the president without asking me to participate in their sidebar plan,” Haley said.
Haley said the two men “trusted me that when they resisted the president, they were not disobedient, they were trying to save the country” and how “Tillerson then told me why he opposed the president’s decisions because , if he didn’t, people would die … “
Haley, however, was not impressed.
“It should have been,” Go tell the president what your differences are, and stop if you don’t like what he does, “Haley told O’Donnell. “But undermining a president is really very dangerous. And it goes against the constitution and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive. “
.@norahodonnell: "Do you think ultimately [POTUS] will be impeached & removed from office?"— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2019
Nikki Haley: "No. On what? You're going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn't happen & giving money & it wasn't withheld? I don't know what you would impeach him on." pic.twitter.com/GtSwBokVkU
CBS asked both former officials for an answer, to which Kelly replied: “If by resistance and repulsion they mean to initiate a personnel process … to ensure that the (president) knew all the pros and cons of what policy decision he might be considering , so he could make an informed decision and then be found guilty. “
Haley also defended President Trump when it comes to the ongoing investigation into allegations about the suspicion that Trump was trying to put pressure on Ukraine to investigate political rivals by withholding help.
“You’re going to blame a president for asking for a favor that hasn’t happened and for giving money that hasn’t been withheld? I don’t know what you would accuse him of, “Haley said. She added later: “The Ukrainians have never done the investigation. And the president has released the money. I mean, if you look at that, there is simply nothing untouchable.”