If what she’s saying is true, there have been some high-ranking government employees more interested in pushing their own agenda than they were in accomplishing the President’s mandate.
And these guys are about as close to the hub of power as you get.
The President’s own Chief of Staff, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were, Haley claims, directly working to undermine Trump.
The press will likely celebrate them as heroes for trying to rid the world of a Trump Presidency … but imagine their reaction if someone had done it during Obama’s tenure, say, in reaction to his drone strikes on US citizens, or giving guns to the cartels in Fast and Furious, or weaponizing the IRS against Tea Party groups, or having Senator’s computers hacked, or American journalists surveilled, or…
They would be outraged. And they would have ever reason to be outraged. There is a correct way to oppose a president when you think he’s done the wrong thing. Insubordination is NOT that way.
Haley was the president’s voice on issues that still dominate the headlines: Russian aggression in Ukraine, North Korea’s nuclear program, and the Syrian civil war. But her battles at the U.N. were rivaled by battle for control within the White House.
Haley recounts a closed-door encounter with then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country … Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die. This was how high the stakes were, he and Kelly told me. We are doing the best we can do to save the country, they said. We need you to work with us and help us do it. This went on for over an hour.”
O’Donnell asked, “You memorialized that conversation? It definitely happened?”
“It absolutely happened,” said Haley. “And instead of saying that to me, they should’ve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan. It should’ve been, ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing.’ But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.”
[We asked them to respond. John Kelly tells “Sunday Morning”: “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.”]
— Source: CBS
Remember all that ‘chaos’ that was reportedly brewing in Trump’s White House? That wasn’t the ineptitude the Media would have had us believe, that was insurrection.
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