Nikki Haley has been making headlines recently, especially with an upcoming memoir. The former US Ambassador to the United Nations is claiming that two of Trump’s former senior advertisers tried to have her undermine Trump to save the country.”
According to the Washington Post, Haley has decided to name names on those who were responsible for trying to get her to oppose President Trump. This includes Rex Tillerson, the former Secretary of State, and John Kelly, the former White House chief of staff. They wanted Haley to work around the president.
She told the Post that Tillerson and Kelly told her that they didn’t see it as being insubordinate when they resisted President Trump. They opposed as a way to save the country. She continued by saying that the former aides believed their decisions were in the best interest of America instead of those of the President. Further, they confided in her that Donald Trump didn’t know what he was doing.
This is quite a blow to know that this was happening in the White House. While both Tillerson and Kelly are former employees and can no longer influence what is happening, there’s still the question of whether there are other aides in the administration who are working against Trump.
Haley Shares All in Her Book
Haley has decided to create a memoir to go into detail about her life and what it was like to be a US ambassador. This means going into detail about different things that happened in the White House. One portion of her book talks about a disagreement that she had with Tillerson and Kelly in a meeting in the Oval Office. She suggested that the United States withhold funding for a UN agency supporting Palestinians. According to the Post, she identified that she had the backing of Trump’s Mideast envoys. However, both men argued that cutting aid would lead to violence as well as greater threats to Israel. It also reduced US influence.
Haley said that she was shocked to find out that there were two key people in the Trump administration constantly undermining the president.
Nikki Haley isn’t afraid to name names now that she’s out of the White House. This is going to stir up Trump’s base considerably as he reaches to figure out who he can trust, especially with the impeachment inquiry in full swing at this point.
There is now going to be a lot of people looking closely at those who are in the West Wing to see if they are true Trump allies or not. Mick Mulvaney and Emma Doyle have been appointed by Donald Trump, so it’s expected that they are working with him instead of against him. There’s also Jared Kushner, who is serving in the position of senior adviser. With him being the son-in-law of Trump, it would be quite a shock to find out that he is working against Trump.
There’s the hope that all of the bad blood is out of the White House, at least within the cabinet. However, there are still likely some who call themselves allies who are in it for themselves and the “good of the country.”
Many people over the course of American history have gone against the government because they believe they’re doing something for the good of the country. They speak out, they hold private meetings, and they go against the grain. However, they’re almost always discovered – and that is the case of Rex Tillerson and John Kelly. It may have taken Nikki Haley calling them out, but it’s likely going to cause Trump to call out even more in order to find out who he can truly rely on.
Rex Tillerson, who was the Secretary of State, denies all of what Haley has said. Realistically, though, that was expected. He couldn’t very well agree to all of it as he would be up against charges of treason. He’s not planning on taking any more political positions. Now, he’s turning into quite a real estate tycoon, purchasing properties across Texas.
As for John Kelly, he sits on the board of directors for Caliburn International. He had a considerable military career with the Marine Corps and is denying all that Haley has written about in her memoir as well. Kelly has been hitting the talk and radio shows lately, identifying that he provided some advice to Trump before leaving his job, telling Trump not to hire a “yes, man” or it will get him impeached.
With Haley’s book hitting shelves and the impeachment inquiry underway, we haven’t heard the end of Tillerson and Kelly yet.