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Nicky Haley: Top aides 'tell former ambassador to frustrate Trump'

Nicky Haley: Top aides 'tell former ambassador to frustrate Trump'

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the White House's top two top aides have encouraged her to frustrate President Donald Trump.

In a new book, Mrs Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked her to counter some of Mr Trump's claims.

They told him they were "trying to save the country".

Mr Tillerson's immediate comment was not available. Mr Kelly said he wanted the president to be fully informed.

"If 'preventing' and 'stalling' meant setting up personnel processes ... to make sure [Mr Trump] knew all his benefits and ideas about what policy decisions he was thinking about so he could make an informed decision. Can, but guilty of the charge, "Mr. Kelly told US broadcaster CBS.

Mrs Haley said Mr Kelly and Mr Tillerson told her they were "not under control, they were trying to save the country".


The Washington Post was seen by his Washington Post before the release Tuesday, writing in the book "He Will All Dew Repress", "They decided it was America's best, not the president."

Mr Tillerson, he added, said his people would die if the president did not resist.

Mrs Haley, 47, said she had rejected Mr Kelly's and Mr Tillerson's request, calling it "dangerous" and "offensive."


"They should have told me about the president instead of saying it, not telling me to join their sidebar plan," he told CBS.

"It should have been - tell the president what your differences are, and if you don't like what he is doing, you are going to annoy the president ... it's really a dangerous thing and it's against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. It was abusive. "

The former ambassador said that he did not agree with the president about Russian President Vladimir Putin's handling of a summit in Helsinki on May 25.

He also writes that his remarks, after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on the 27th, were "good people," wounded and dangerous "on both sides." Heather Heyer, a counter-protestor, was killed in the protest.

But Ms. Haley also said she supported several of Mr Trump's policies that others within the administration opposed - such as his decision to oust the American from a nuclear deal with Iran and the withdrawal of the Paris climate agreement.

In an interview to CBS, he also criticized the move to put the House Democrats on the president, saying the impeachment was "a death sentence for government officials."