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Nikki Haley Says Tillerson, Kelly Sought to Undermine Trump

  • Nikki Haley says in book she rebuffed alleged rearguard plan
  • Her account of life in Trump’s cabinet due to publish Tuesday
Haley, Trump in October 2018
Haley, Trump in October 2018Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tried to undermine Donald Trump’s decisions because they said the president didn’t know what he was doing, former U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley said in excerpts of a new book.

“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley said, according to the Washington Post.