In Memoir, Haley Alleges Some on Trump Team Urged Resistance

Nellie Chapman
November 11, 2019

Tillerson was "exhausting" and imperious, and Kelly was suspicious of her access to the president, Haley, a former SC governor who quit the Trump administration past year, wrote in "With All Due Respect", due to be published Tuesday.

Haley goes on to say that Kelly and Tillerson believed that "it was their decisions, not the president's, that were in the best interest of America, they said".

Haley, in an interview on Sunday with CBS News, said she told Tillerson and Kelly they should be talking to the president about their disagreements, not "asking me to join them in their sidebar plan" to thwart his policies.

Additionally, Haley recounted a disagreement she had with Kelly and Tillerson involving withholding of funds for a United Nations agency that supports Palestinians. It should've been, "Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don't like what he's doing".

"The president's words had been hurtful and unsafe", she wrote, according to the Post. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want.

Haley claims multiple clashes over foreign policy in her book. Kelly left the White House in December 2018. The two former officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment about the articles.

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But Haley also pointed to several disagreements with the president: over his embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met in Helsinki in 2017, and over Trump's "moral equivalence" in suggesting there were good people on "both sides" after the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In her memoir, Haley also addressed the mounting Ukraine scandal that has led to an impeachment inquiry against Mr Trump in the House of Representatives.

In an interview on "CBS Sunday Morning" with anchor Norah O'Donnell, the former governor of SC said she was offended by the two men's comments and that instead of sharing their concerns with her, Tillerson and Kelly should have addressed them directly with the president.

In an interview with the Post in her publisher's NY office, Haley dismissed House Democrats' moves to impeach Trump over his pressure on the Ukrainian government to obtain political dirt on an opponent. "I picked up the phone and called the president".

"He tweeted this past summer ... to 'go back and fix the crime infested places from which they came.' Was that appropriate?"

The Washington Post obtained a copy of her book, titled "With All Due Respect", ahead of its Tuesday release.

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