Top US diplomat ‘was told to oppose Trump’ by his team

Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the UN says she was told to oppose the president’s policies by key figures in his administration.

Nikki Haley, who quit her role in October 2018, has revealed in an upcoming memoir that then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her that they were trying to “save the country”.

Ms Haley, 47, writes in With All Due Respect that she was “shocked” by the request which was made during a closed-door meeting lasting more than an hour.

Nikki Haley
Image:Nikki Haley speaking at the UN in 2017

“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” she wrote.

“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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