Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley published her memoir 'With All Due Respect'. The book is due to be released on Tuesday. An in the book, Haley alleges that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies.
She says that then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her that they were trying to "save the country."
"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 wrote.
“The president didn’t know what he was doing. ... Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die,” wrote the former South Carolina governor. They thought they were only trying to put their imprint on Trump's policies.
Tillerson was fired by Trump in March 2018 and Kelly was asked to leave in December 2018. Tillerson later called the president “undisciplined” and the President responded by calling him “dumb as a rock.” Kelly insisted in interviews later on that he would have resigned. When Kelly was chief of staff, Trump chafed at the orderly processes the general imposed on his freewheeling style and White House operations at large.
Haley also said she was “shocked” by the request made during the closed-door meeting that lasted more than an hour. The issue was never raised to her again, Haley said.
Haley added that they should have made their disagreements known to the President and that it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.