This isn’t going to end well for anybody…
Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley has a new book coming out. In order to sell copies, she’s promoting it. No shock there. But haley dropped some pretty big bombshells against Rex Tillerson and John Kelly.
Haley claims the former secretary of state and White House chief of staff told her to oppose President Trump to “save the country.” Now, Rex has responded.
From The Hill:
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday adamantly denied claims from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that he worked to undermine President Trump’s agenda.
“During my service to our country as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take any actions to undermine the President,” Tillerson told The Washington Post in a statement. “My conversations with the President in the privacy of the Oval Office were always candid, frank, and my recommendations straightforward. Once the President made a decision, we at the State Department undertook our best efforts to implement that decision.”
Tillerson, who served as secretary of State during Trump’s first year in the White House, added that Haley was “rarely a participant” in the many meetings he had with the president and that she wouldn’t be in a position to know what he said.
In an interview last December, Rex went after Trump pretty hard.
Tillerson said “He acts on his instincts and some respects that looks like impulsiveness. But it’s not intent to act on impulse. I think he’s trying to act on his instincts.”
He added, “It was challenging for me coming from the disciplined, highly process-oriented ExxonMobil Corporation to go to work for a man who is pretty undisciplined, doesn’t — doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t — doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things but rather just kind of says, look, this is what I believe and you can try to convince me otherwise, but most of the time you’re not going to do that.”
Rex continued, “When the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it,’ and I’d have to say to him, ‘Well, Mr. President, I understand what you want to do but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know.’”
He went on, “I didn’t know how to conduct my affairs with him any other way than in a very straightforward fashion. And I think he grew tired of me being the guy every day that told him, ‘You can’t do that, and let’s talk about what we can do.’”
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