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Haley: Tillerson's Claims She's Not Truthful Are 'So Rex'

By    |   Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:16 AM

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Tuesday dismissed ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's claims that she was not truthful in her new book when she says he and former Chief of Staff John Kelly had talked to her about resisting President Donald Trump's decisions. 

"That is so Rex," Haley told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "It is typical. I'm not going to fight over it. If you notice, he and Kelly, neither one denied sitting me down and saying that. I was in multiple National Security Council meetings where we vetted multiple issues. Ask other people in the administration. Ask (former National Security Advisor) H.R. McMaster. He knows that it happened."

Tillerson, in a statement Monday to The Washington Post, denied claims Haley makes in her new book, "With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace." that he and Kelly had sought to work against Trump or for that matter, that Haley had even attended many White House meetings. 

“My conversations with the president in the privacy of the Oval Office were always candid, frank, and my recommendations straightforward, Tillerson said, adding that as Haley  "was rarely a participant in my many meetings and is not in a position to know what I may or may not have said to the president. I continue to be proud of my service as our country’s 69th Secretary of State.”

Haley said Tuesday that "of course" she was in several meetings with Tillerson. 

"When you're a cabinet member, you're in cabinet meetings, National Security Council meetings, Oval Office meetings. It was constant," she said. 

Haley noted she goes into more detail in her book, but basically, there was a disagreement in the Oval Office with Trump over giving Palestinians aid. 

"They were continuing to bash us," she said. "I was saying you got to pull the aid. There is no reason for us to be doing this. Rex disagreed. Kelly had his back, the president, we went over it. I talked to the president. He was there, you said you guys go figure this out."

Haley also Tuesday laughed off a suggestion that she would return to the show in four years to promote her own presidential candidacy. 

"No, no, no," she insisted. 

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Tuesday dismissed ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's claims that she was not truthful in her new book when she says he and former Chief of Staff John Kelly had talked to her about resisting President Donald Trump's decisions. 
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