Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, dropped a bombshell in her new book With All Due Respect. The book, which came out tomorrow, reveals that two of President Trump’s top aides tried to get her to undermine the President in order to “save the country.”
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley writes.
She called the attempt “offensive” and a violation of the Constitution.
“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. Instead of saying that to me, they should’ve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan,” Haley told CBS. “It should’ve been, ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing.’ But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.”
She also talked impeachment on CBS, saying there’s nothing there to impeach the President on.
.@norahodonnell: "Do you think ultimately [POTUS] will be impeached & removed from office?"
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 Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2019