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Trump's Shadow Provides Cover for Haley

Trump's Shadow Provides Cover for Haley
President Donald Trump and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speak during a meeting on United Nations Reform at the United Nations headquarters on September 18, 2017, in New York. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:05 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Being a member of the Trump administration can have its advantages. Once a nominee survives walking on hot coals in their bare feet during the Senate confirmation hearings they can usually slip into a life of relative obscurity, untroubled by packs of hostile Opposition Media operatives, as President Trump lays down a covering barrage from his Twitter account.

In contrast with White House officials who can be shown the door for reasons varying from giving an obscene interview to the media, being praised too highly by the media, trying too hard to implement the Trump agenda, or incurring the wrath of swamp creatures who were supposed to be on the way out. Cabinet posts are relatively secure, unless a cabinet secretary equates calling a military jet with calling Uber.

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has been using her time wisely to begin the process of repudiating the incompetent, submissive foreign policy of Barack Obama. During the Obama years a strong United States foreign policy was practically treated as a crime against humanity. When in truth the “foreigners first” policy of Obama was a crime against the citizens of the U.S.

In a — how shall I put this? — standard presidential administration a repudiation of the Opposition Media’s all-time hero would be viewed as a sneak attack on everything that the best and brightest brought us. Haley would be subject to an unrelenting assault from all quarters. That hasn’t been the case because the OpMedia is busy elsewhere chasing tweets.

Haley has used her opportunity wisely. RedState has a perfect example. Every year the trough-dwellers in the UN bring up a resolution “condemning the United States for its economic and financial embargo on Cuba.” It’s Marxist Policy Theatre. Communist sympathizers bring up the resolution and the U.S. votes against it.

Until last year. Obama ordered his UN ambassador to abstain from voting so the resolution passed without any input from the greatest engine of liberty in the history of the world.

This year is different. When the resolution rose again like a week you can’t irradiate, Haley repudiated that misbegotten vote in no uncertain terms:

“When the United States abstained on this resolution last year, its decision was explained by saying, 'We recognize that the future of the island lies in the hands of the Cuban people.' There is a casual cruelty to that remark for which I am profoundly sorry. Regrettably, as of today, the future of Cuba is not in your hands. It remains in the hands of your dictators. The United States opposes this resolution today in continued solidarity with the Cuban people and in the hope that they will one day be free to choose their own destiny.”

Casual cruelty, indifference to outcomes, or colossal ego can all be used to describe U.S. foreign policy under the Obama regime, but no more.

Rectifying Obama’s willful mistakes on Cuba, Iran, Israel and others will take some time, but Ambassador Haley is off to a good start.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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Rectifying Obama’s willful mistakes on Cuba, Iran, Israel and others will take some time, but Ambassador Haley is off to a good start.
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