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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:31 PM

Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to 'save the country' by undermining Trump (WP)

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Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump
By Anne Gearan
November 10 at 11:48 AM



NEW YORK — Two of President Trump’s senior advisers undermined and ignored him in what they claimed was an effort to “save the country,” former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley claims in a new memoir.

Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John F. Kelly sought to recruit her to work around and subvert Trump, but she refused, Haley writes in a new book, “With All Due Respect,” which also describes Tillerson as “exhausting” and imperious and Kelly as suspicious of her access to Trump.

“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,” Haley wrote of the views the two men held.

Tillerson also told her that people would die if Trump was unchecked, Haley wrote.

Tillerson did not respond to a request for comment. Kelly declined to comment in detail, but said that if providing the president “with the best and most open, legal and ethical staffing advice from across the [government] so he could make an informed decision is ‘working against Trump,’ then guilty as charged.”

In the book, which was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release Tuesday, Haley offers only glancing critiques of her former boss, saying she and others who worked for Trump had an obligation to carry out his wishes since he was the one elected by voters.

The former South Carolina governor, widely viewed by Republicans as a top potential presidential candidate, has repeatedly sought to minimize differences with Trump while distancing herself from his excesses. Haley, 47, writes that she backed most of the foreign policy decisions by Trump that others tried to block or slow down, including withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. Is Nikki trying to reserve her spot on Fat Nixon's 2020 ticket, should there be one?

Or on someone else's if there isn't?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:23 PM

6. It's looking that way. Get a load of what else she said:




I wonder if Jeffery Brian Motts agrees with her assessment of what is the death penalty. Oh, wait... (She signed off on the lethal injection he received.)

What a disgusting piece of work she is. I detest her as much as I do Trump.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:34 PM

2. This doesn't make either her OR Trump look good. (It doesn't make Kelly or Fillets on look

good either.)

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:42 PM

3. She wants top spot.

That is all.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

4. Isn't She Just Precious

Bless her heart

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:00 PM

5. "... since he was the one elected by voters."

Once again... No, Trump was installed by gaming a technicality in the Electoral College and a massive misinformation campaign funded largely by foreign interests via organizations such as the NRA.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

7. Pence may as well start packing


he is going to be forced out to make way for a "Hail Haley" play.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:50 PM

8. What a kiss ass. She must be maneuvering for the VP slot.

She has to know trump's policies are not good for the country.

My opinion of her has plummeted, and it was already low for being a POC toeing the repug party line.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:04 PM

9. So when she inevitably runs for prez, we can tag her as a SHITLER supporter

Unfortunately, she's a real threat with her savviness, skill, and image.








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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

10. So she's counting on 'dumpism' to continue and she is securing her place. Glad to know where this

scumbag skank stands.

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