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Nikki Haley to Gorka: I Told Trump About Kelly, Tillerson

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By    |   Monday, 11 November 2019 06:13 PM

Ex-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday hit back at former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka after he asked on Twitter why she did not tell President Donald Trump that she had been pushed to help undermine him. 

"The only question that matters: Why did @NikkiHaley not tell @realDonaldTrump about the subversion of General Kelly and Rex Tillerson?" Gorka, who left the White House in 2017, asked, in connection to Haley's claim Tillerson, the former secretary of state, and John Kelly, the ex-chief of staff, had asked her to join with them in working around Trump in order to buffer his decisions.

"I did," Haley replied, also through Twitter. "Thank you for your interest."

Haley, in her upcoming book "With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace," recounted that 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 also wrote, Tillerson told her he resisted Trump's decisions "because, if he didn't, people would die," adding their call for resistance was going down a "dangerous path" and "it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive."

Kelly, meanwhile, has not denied working against the president's agenda from inside the White House.

"If by resistance and stalling she means putting a staff process in place . . . to ensure the [president] knew all the pros and cons of what policy decision he might be contemplating so he could make an informed decision, then guilty as charged," Kelly told CBS.

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Former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka asked on Twitter why Nikki Haley did not tell President Donald Trump that she had been pushed to help undermine him, but Haley tweeted back that is exactly what she did.
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