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Conservatives Question Haley Claim that Kelly and Tillerson Sought to End-Run Trump

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley claims in her new book that ex-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to recruit her in a cabal to resist President Trump, whom they presumably had decided was a lunatic.

Some conservatives are questioning this, wondering why she didn’t tell Trump. But it kind of rings true to me.

I pretty sick of younger former staffers who punch their ticket in Trump’s White House and senior ones who get to serve at the highest levels who then afterward head to cocktail parties to say they were just trying to protect the country against Trump.

Voters put Trump in office exactly to protect the nation against this kind of thinking – that the establishment knows best.

Anyway, Rush and some others think Nikki Haley may be lying. She says Kelly and Tillerson confided in her. If they did, bad move.

According to the Daily Caller:

“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 in her upcoming book. “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.”

“I was so shocked I didn’t say anything going home because I just couldn’t get my arms around the fact that here you have two key people in an administration undermining the president,” she told the Washington Post in an interview about her book.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh questioned Haley’s conduct Monday, wondering if she told Trump about this alleged undermining.

“I have one question for Nikki Haley. Did you tell Trump what Kelly and Tillerson were doing, or did you save it for the book? And if you didn’t tell Trump and you only saved it for the book–what do you mean, you know about the book?” Limbaugh asked.

“She’s published a book, and in the book the big leak is that she says that the chief of staff, Marine General John Kelly, and Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, sought to recruit her to subvert Trump, but that she kept all of this to herself until now, until her book!” he added.

Back Into Politics? Nikki Haley Moves Back to South Carolina

I doubt, though, that this is about a statewide run. It’s about running for president in 2024.

She was living in New York City. I don’t think she can run as a southern conservative when she’s living in New York. It’s not easy to run as any kind of conservative if you’ve abandoned South Carolina and embraced New York City.

If you’re from New York City, not much you can do about that, so it’s different. Obviously, it worked out well for someone.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list.

The 47-year-old former South Carolina governor, who left office in 2017 to join the Trump administration, closed Friday on a home on Kiawah Island, according to Alex Malloy, a spokeswoman for Kiawah Island Real Estate, which operates on the tony golf community near Charleston.

Haley’s office confirmed the purchase, saying the family would be splitting time between South Carolina and New York until their son graduates from high school next spring.

“South Carolina has always been home for the Haleys, and they couldn’t be more excited to return back to their family and friends in the Palmetto State,” said Haley spokeswoman Chaney Denton.

Oh No! Nikki Haley Made Some Indian Jokes About Elizabeth Warren!

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was very funny last night during her remarks at the Al Smith dinner. But of course, there’s outrage this morning that she cracked a couple of joke about Elizabeth Warren’s claim to American Indian ancestry.

To which the only proper response is: HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, SNOWFLAKES!

“I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test,” Haley quipped. “Actually, when the President found out that I was Indian-American, he asked if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren.”

I would imagine the average Native American thought this was funny, even as their “protectors” among the liberal elite were aghast.

This is just more evidence, added to that which she has amply demonstrated at the UN, that Haley is a woman of courage who is not afraid of blowback from either our enemies around the world or the politically correct at home. Trump supporters should watch her as a potential successor to a president who also doesn’t always have his finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing.

The Inidan comments are at around th two-minute mark.

Nikki Haley Resigns as Trump’s UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley has resigned as President Trumps’s ambassador to the United Nations. She and Trump held a collegial meeting with the press pool at 10:30 am Tuesday.

Haley has been at the UN since the beginning of the Trump administration. Her departure now of one of the most powerful women in his administration now would not seem propitious, coming just weeks before the midterm elections in which women’s issues will be paramount.

The separation appears to be amicable. Trump in the Oval Office told reporters that Haley has been “very special to me,” and said that she had mentioned wanting to “take a break” at least some six months ago. She will leave at the end of the year.

Haley said her time at the UN was the “Honor of a lifetime.”

She said she can’t say enough good things about Ivanka and Jared. She said she will support President Trump in 2020 but was not specific about what her plans are.

Trump suggested he had not decided on a replacement.

I’m speculating, but it occurs to me that since the departure of Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has developed an extraordinarily close relationship with Trump and assumed massive power. It could be that with the weaker Tillerson gone, Haley’s influence has waned.

Haley suggested she is tired and that it’s someone else’s turn, that people shouldn’t spend too long in one post. I think the reasons being given for her departure are probably true. But I doubt they’re the whole story.

Here is video of Trump and Haley in the Oval Office Tuesday.

“Fire and Fury” Reading Ruined the Grammys for Nikki Haley!

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called out the Grammys via Twitter, saying they should keep politics out of the awards.

We are, of course, all sorry that Nikki Haley’s Grammy experience was ruined. But this, unfortunately, begs a couple of questions.

First of all, I don’t know about Nikki Haley, but I haven’t “always loved the Grammys,” have you? I do try to listen to new music, but very little of it seems to be worth the time, which is too bad, because I’m sick of hearing the old songs over and over again. It didn’t occur to me to watch the Grammys, and I do love music.

Secondly, I take a little issue with the statement, “Some of us love music without the politics thrown in.” Actually, music has long been a conduit for political statements. Unfortunately, most of it is liberal, but I respect it. And musicians have been an important force against tyranny in countries where actual tyranny exists, not made-up Trump tyranny.

I do agree with her, though, in the sense that many of the current batch of musicians seem to be vile and barely literate, let alone capable of thoughtful political statements. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to take political instruction from Katy Perry.

There hasn’t always been such a lack of sophistication among musicians, fortunately.

Nikki Haley Suggests Abbas lacks “Courage and Will” to Seek Peace

Wow. What a difference an administration makes. From the Obama administration efforts under former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to placate the Palestinians and attack the Israelis, we now have a UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, who minces no words and has no fear about calling out the Palestinians for their double-dealing and lack of seriousness about peace.

Apparently, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made some kind of hostile, conspiracy theory-laden speech of the type he usually gets away with and that stoke Palestinian and world hostility toward Israel.

Haley, who is turning out to be one of President Trump’s best picks among a group of senior advisors and Cabient members that includes many of them, wasn’t having any of it:

In his speech, President Abbas declared the landmark Oslo Peace Accords dead. He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American president. He called for suspending recognition of Israel. He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th Century, to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers . . . A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and the will to seek peace.

Video || Nikki Haley Stands Up for Israeli, U.S. Values

What a difference an administration makes. No more of the Obama administration’s moral equivalency between the rest of the world and the United States, and certainly no more suggestions that Israel is doing something wrong.

“I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body,” UN Ambassador Haley said. She answered her own question by saying that Israel, like the United States, is there to stand up for itself and its values.

This is worth taking a look at.